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BlackBerry may stop producing BB10 devices for Android devices.

 


Contrary to reports made earlier in January by BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen, who stated that the company will not be abandoning the BB 10 software for Android. Rather they will still develop BB 10 for those consumers that want tighter security, which the BB10 operating system provides.

Damian Tay, senior director, APAC product management at BlackBerry, recently made a statement during the launch of The PRIV in India,

“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.”

This statement suggests that the Canadian based company plans to stick Android and probably do away with BB 10 operating system in no distant future.

BlackBerry’s launch of an Android device has met a substantial amount of success, which will help bolster the profit of the ailing company. The company’s BB smartphones once had a large share in the world phone market, but lost it to Android powered devices.
Whatever be the case, BB 10 days are probably numbered, with its shrinking number of users, app developers, no one expects otherwise. It was an act of self-preservation for BlackBerry, when they decided to join the Android ecosystem, as hardware sales contribute to a majority to the company’s revenue.
Do you think BlackBerry operating system still has more to offer? Or is it due for removal?
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