The popular instant messaging app Telegram has ended support for Android devices which run older versions of Google’s mobile operating system. The move has been completed without fanfare, with Telegram deciding against making a formal announcement about the changes.
As a result of Telegram’s decision, Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 Honeycomb are no longer supported.
Android 3.0, the most recent of the abandoned versions, was released back in February 2011.
Following the decision to end support, Telegram updated the FAQ page on its website. Although there is no explicit mention of the move away from older versions of the OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now specified as a minimum requirement.
Telegram has attracted users to its platform on the basis of its focus on privacy – an area which has been a growing cause of concern for many.