PayPal says it is discontinuing its mobile app for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Fire OS devices to focus its efforts on Android and Apple and further condemning the brands to the second league.
As of 30 June, users of affected devices will no longer be able to access the PayPal app, the
PayPal claimed that by ending support for Windows, BlackBerry and Fire OS, it will be able to produce a better app experience for Android and iOS devices. Given that these two platforms make up the bulk of the smartphone OS market, PayPal’s decision is commercially sound, if not particularly consumer-friendly.
The news comes after the company announced it would stop offering purchase protection for users in the US who donate to crowdfunding platforms, and is likely to leave many PayPal users feeling victimised purely for their choice in smartphone.
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