BlackBerry Hub+ Services app brings Hub, Password Keeper and Calendar to all Android 6.0 phones

BlackBerry Hub+ Services app brings Hub, Password Keeper and Calendar to all Android 6.0 phones
BlackBerry is offering its BlackBerry Hub+ suite to all Android users running Android 6.0 and up. This is coming from the company's new Mobility Solutions Group. BlackBerry has been working hard on software (which is now a $500 million business for the company) just in case it does feel compelled to pull the plug on hardware.

The suite is available from the Google Play Store in an app called BlackBerry Hub+ Services, and a free 30-day trial starts today. More on that later. Once you install the app, you are prompted to install the BlackBerry Hub app, the BlackBerry Password Keeper app and the BlackBerry Calendar app, all from within the Hub+ Services app.

BlackBerry Hub enables Android users to find all of their messages in one place including email, texts, BBM posts, Tweets, Instagram posts, and more. Manage multiple email accounts without switching apps, snooze messages to open at a future date and select recipients for email messages from a list of suggested contacts. BlackBerry Password Keeper stores all of your passwords and login information, so you don't have to strain your brain trying to remember the password you used on a particular site. And with BlackBerry Calendar, you can view and respond to meeting invitations, dial into conference calls straight from the reminder, and view your calendar in agenda, day, week or month view.

Starting today, you can download the BlackBerry Hub+ Services app and use it for 30-days at no charge. You must have a phone running Android 6.0 or higher to install it. After 30-days, you can continue to use the app with a few ads in the way to help BlackBerry defray the cost of offering the suite. Or, you can pay 99 cents a month for an ad-free experience. Remember, a little BlackBerry 10 never killed any Android users.

Download BlackBerry Hub+ Services on your Android 6.0 powered handset


source: BlackBerry

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43 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

While I would much rather prefer that BlackBerry keeps its "goodies" to their own handsets, I do understand that this is a good business decision. It will help bring in a recurring revenue for BlackBerry, and help to spread their software further. These apps are really good. Kudos to you for that, BlackBerry.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Blackberry moving the right pieces. It'd be nice to put some apk mirror links

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. BlackBerry focusing on their software and getting it out to the masses is an excellent move.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I like this. I'm glad blackberry isn't sticking to just their offerings and keeping it to the few over spreading it to the many. I hope they finally release the VKB onto other devices.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The hub on android didn't work for me. It's soooooo much better on my classic. But I'm glad the haters get a taste of true greatness.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

I do agree with you there. The Hub on BB10 is much better than on Android. But I do think that BlackBerry will continue to improve the Hub on Android. There was a slew of updates for BlackBerry's apps on Android today: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-updates-their-apps-google-play-hub-keyboardcamera-and-more And I also agree that the haters will get a taste of some BlackBerry goodness. For all of their hate, I bet that most of them will download these apps on their Android phones (for those using Android phones).

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Waaaahh waaaaaah waaaaaaaaaaaah. While we're talking about dead platforms let's bring up webOS and Symbian....

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Seems like you're the only one crying like a baby here to me. Somebody get a paci and a bib for the baby....you must be one of those haters EC was referring to.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol +1 for the truth.

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Somebody needs to flush dookie here down the toilet where he belongs.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Exactly! +1

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes, you.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop picking fights you can't win.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You mean like you're doing right now?

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's not picking a fight, that's me telling the truth.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish. You wouldn't know the truth if it came and knocked the wind out of you.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the biggest liar, deflector and backtracker on this site. What irony...

29. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Lame. But so are you Michelle.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The comment in response was lame.

35. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Lame comment for a lame @ss punk like you.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol, did I touch a nerve or is it that time of the month again for you?

42. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You're the only one here that's a she-male so it must be that time of the month for you troll.

4. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

WOW. This is good move for BlackBerry. I was worried at first when I read this early today that no one would buy BlackBerry phones since they do this, but it is genius move for BlackBerry. Even if you don't buy BlackBerry phone, they still get money from Android user for them using BlackBerry apps and service.

9. RH234

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

The bulk of the downloads for the Android HUB App will likely be from former BlackBerry and BB10 users, similar to BBM with the huge initial 75 million downloads upon launch. BBM seems to have hit a ceiling at the Google Playstore at 100 million downloads so that is the potential number the Android HUB App will reach in three years.

10. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Now if they could only make their latest keyboard compatible with other devices other than their own that would be fantastic.

13. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Download Cobalt BlackBerry Manager. It has the great BlackBerry keyboard and many other BB apps

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. I want the vkb on my 6P.

23. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You don't own a 6P Michelle. Stop it.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't care what you think.

30. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Sure you do. That's why you took the time to respond.

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