BFFs Google and BlackBerry to host webinar for BES12 and Android for Work

With the Android powered BlackBerry Priv raising up quite a storm in the world of smartphones, it could be that Google and BlackBerry are fast becoming bosom buddies. In fact, the two are teaming up to conduct a webinar on October 15th, this coming Thursday. The event starts at 11am EDT.

Hosting the event for the BlackBerry side will be David Arnold, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise. Google will call on Michael Wyatt to handle the Android portion of the event. Wyatt runs Chrome and Android at Google for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) market.

The webinar will run for approximately 45 minutes, and will show businesses how using BlackBerry's BES12 EMM together with Android for Work, can reduce security risk, improve productivity, and lower costs. BES12 supports BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. If you're interested in registering for the event, click on the sourcelink.

Google will be holding its own Android for Work webinar on November 4th from 2pm to 3pm EST. You can register for that event by clicking on this link.

source: BES12/AndroidforWork, Google via Crackberry



1. Furbal unregistered

O snap. Now get dual window into AOSP correctly Google overlord.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think we are seeing the beginnings of a mutually fruitful relationship between BlackBerry and Google. Both can definitely benefit from what each brings to the table.

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Well I can already tell it'll be almost impossible to root these devices, given blackberry's traditional protocols of security, definitely a challenge to the guys over at XDA.

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I bet root will come, though not without warranty killer.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They can't even root Knox-equipped Samsungs how on Earth are they going to root a BlackBerry? Where's the custom recovery going to come from?

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Am looking forward to seeing this, mainly because while not exactly blackberry, a byproduct from Sammy's Knox phones weren't rootable.

8. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

only reason to root is to get rid of the bloatware and getting rid of the manufacturers UI in favor of stock Android, this is what i do anyways but i do understand ppl wanting to mod their phones for other ROM's but i just hope BB doesnt load a bunch of crap on the phone, dont know how the UI is going to be? should just leave it stock

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

From what some reports are saying, BlackBerry is using as close to stock Android as possible on the Priv.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Interesting. We need security after the whole Stagefright fiasco.

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