BlackBerry to Focus on Android Confirms Exec

The Blackberry sign is pictured in WaterlooIn case you didn’t get the memo, BlackBerry makes devices for Android these says, and in fact it is looking increasingly likely that the company is now a full-time Android OEM. John Chen has already said that there will be no new BB10 (BlackBerry’s own platform) hardware in the near future, although the company will support devices already running the software. Now another BlackBerry executive has given the clearest indication that the company is focused on Android hardware from now on.

BlackBerry's senior director of Asia Pacific product management said:

“The Priv device is essentially our transition to Android ecosystem. As we secure Android, over a period of time, we would not have two platforms, and may have only Android as a platform [for smartphones]. But for now, we have BB10 and Android platforms for our smartphones...The future is really Android. We went for Android essentially for its app ecosystem. In addition, all the enterprise solutions that we have been doing have been cross-platform for a long time now. So it's a natural progression towards Android"-Damian Tay, senior director of APAC product management, BlackBerry

BlackBerry will unveil a new smartphone on Android through, the “Vienna” is expected sometime during the second half of 2016.

Author: Luke Jones

Luke Jones is a qualified tech writer who graduated from Glamorgan University in the United Kingdom four years ago. He has since written tech for numerous websites while also freelanching on a range of other subjects.

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