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BlackBerry senior director says "the future is really Android"

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Even before the Android powered BlackBerry Priv was launched, many wondered what the future would be of BlackBerry's own platform, BlackBerry 10. Earlier this month, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that BlackBerry 10.3 would be receiving security and privacy enhancements in 2016. But comments made over the last few months made it obvious that there will be no new BB10 hardware introduced this year. In fact, Chen said that another Android powered phone will be released in 2016. That will probably be the device that has been codenamed "Vienna."

The future of BlackBerry 10 doesn't seem to be a long lived one. While the Priv was getting launched in India last week, BlackBerry's senior director of Asia Pacific product management made some interesting comments. Damian Tay said that as the company makes Android secure, it wouldn't make sense to offer two such platforms. As a result, he says that in the future, BlackBerry "may have only Android as a platform."

"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

According to Chen, the updates that BlackBerry 10 will receive this year will make the OS more secure for business and government use. The upcoming 10.3.3 update will allow BB10 to be NIAP certified. This means that the platform "will have passed the strictest government-grade security tests." Later this year, the platform will be updated to version 10.3.4 with even more security updates.
 
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source: EconomicTimes via ValueWalk

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posted on 30 Jan 2016, 11:46 28

1. Lycan155 (Posts: 254; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Android is love android is life

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 14:06 2

16. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2709; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ios is love ios is life.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 14:37 17

18. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


^failed.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 17:31

28. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2709; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yes epic fail mate lol but I expected as much.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 15:00 6

22. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


So your iOS idea of love is being confined, restricted, and controlled. For the last few years Apple has been following and not leading.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 17:31

29. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2709; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I don't mind.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 20:09 1

35. mixedfish (Posts: 1211; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


A certain English poet once wrote: "Love is merely a madness.."

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 20:23

36. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Really? You're either pretty dense or very misinformed. I'm going to assume both.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 22:07 2

40. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Here's Pretzyld!ck. Trolling again and attacking others. Predictable as always.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 12:23

51. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Eww dude, I'm not sure why you keep fantasizing me about pretzel d!cks.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 00:37

61. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


No one fantasizes about you Pretzyld!ck. That's wishful dreaming on your part.

And here you are again. Using other people's words and such. Nothing original about you. Except you being the original troll on PA.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:02

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No one cares about your fantasies of Pretzeld!cks.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 21:03

73. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


That was a horrible come back. Just... Disgustingly bad.

You're done here Michelle. No coming back for you.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 23:30 2

42. meanestgenius (Posts: 12961; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And here you are Michelle, attacking someone for having an opinion because he said something you don't like about iOS. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 12:21

50. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You mean like you do, Princess? Your ignorance knows no boundaries.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 13:55

55. meanestgenius (Posts: 12961; Member since: 28 May 2014)


No, I mean like you do, you hypocritical hermaphrodite.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:01

58. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't bring your mother into this.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 01:52

63. meanestgenius (Posts: 12961; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Oh, you can bring yours into it, if you want. She's on my sack, as well.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:03

67. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Dude I am tired of hearing about your stinking sack. Just stfu about it already.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:19

70. meanestgenius (Posts: 12961; Member since: 28 May 2014)


IDGAF what you're tired of hearing. Stay off my sack if you don't want to hear about it.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 11:46

74. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You're done here. Any further bs comments about your stinking sack will be responded as "you're done now see this comment here."

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 14:05

77. meanestgenius (Posts: 12961; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Still mimicking me, further proving you're on my sack. Pathetic.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 04:27

48. My1cent (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Why copy bruh?

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 20:28 1

38. jellmoo (Posts: 1697; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Whether Android or iOS, it's not love nor is it life. It's a tool. Use it. Enjoy it. Don't pretend it's anything more than that.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 04:25

47. My1cent (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Feels more like being used
- wake up now or I'll scream louder
- charge now or I'll died (battery)
LoL

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 12:00 1

2. JOHNNY8573 (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


anybody want to buy my z30...cheap

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 14:48

20. Johnnokia (Posts: 1104; Member since: 27 May 2012)


how much?
status?

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 12:17 2

3. Martineverest (Posts: 414; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


Windows 10 is the future..it might be near zero in mobile sector,but consider AR,VR,GAMING,CLOUD,AI,AUTOMOBILE,PC,HYBRID PC,WHITEBOARDS,COFFEE TABLE...AND FULL PC PHONE A LA SURFACE PHONE

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 12:36 2

7. Finalflash (Posts: 3210; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Windows is likely dead future wise. With all the app focus on mobile, more and more powerful productivity software will be made for iOS and Android. First it will be more basic and weak and then it will start scaling as hardware gets better. Sadly, that same software will not get weaker to accommodate windows phone. Since Android works on both Intel and arm hardware it will likely become the main enterprise solution. Apple will try to use their own arm chips in their high end soon and if they can compete with Intel they might be used in enterprise but MS still and will always now have an uphill battle.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 13:03 1

10. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Enterprise with Android or iOS. ROFAL.. you make my day.

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