BlackBerry and Google shake hands on Android focused enterprise partnership

BlackBerry and Google shake hands on Android focused enterprise partnership
BlackBerry and Android have shaken hands on a new partnership that combines the fleet management capabilities of BES12, with the new security features of Android Lollipop 5.0. The result will be more secure business data on Android devices used for business. That includes use of encrypted data and restrictions on who can share information like calendars, contacts, files and apps. The devices covered are protected from malware, and personal information cannot be accessed by the company.

While the personal side of employees' Android handsets are blocked from IT, the latter has total control over all things business, from wiping devices to loading enterprise related apps. All employees will share the same experiences regardless of which Android device they use. And IT departments will have the same experience managing all of the Android devices in their fleet.

The announcement comes just as rumors intensify that BlackBerry will deliver Android powered phones. The BlackBerry Venice, a 5.4-inch slider with curved glass, is believed to contain the Android OS, and is rumored to be an AT&T exclusive starting in November.

source: BlackBerry via AndroidCentral



1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Wow. That was unexpected. Didn't think that would ever happen. Not being sarcastic either. I'm honestly dumbfounded

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Agreed, cant wait to see what comes next on this

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google adoption of open platform means they must be prepare to work with any one. I would not be surprise if Microsoft choose to use this approach to power their next generation of handsets if Windows Mobile 10 don't do well. Anyway, the future is not casted out in stone.

15. waddup121 unregistered


3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Android with a BB's security layer on top would be awesome.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

I still shiver at the thought of another catastrophic failure of BB service that took down email service worldwide for many companies for almost a week few years back

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You may cry if I tell you Amazon's AWS was down last week for couple hours and it took down the top companies.

6. InJuxHurYlem

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

These security features have nothing to do with BB. These are standard in Lollipop. Why would you want some Blackberry bloatware on top of that?

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Because that "BlackBerry Bloatware" can make Android more secure. Google obviously thinks so, or they wouldn't have entered into this deal.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You just hit the hornets nest. Lol you know who is coming around for the sting.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're so on my $@(k it's beginning to get soar.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think I mentioned your name at all so I wasn't "instigating" anything so stop getting all defensive.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cut the cowardly BS already, Mxy. EVERYONE HERE knows you're an instigator and EVERYONE that's ever seen you and I go at it on a BlackBerry article knows that you're referring to me. If you're going to start BS, at least put on your big girl panties and own up to your crap. If not, then don't instigate BS that you know I'm going to call you out on. All this time, even behind the safety of your parents 'puter, and you're still a coward.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

meanestgenius! Stop fighting with the handicap kid!

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014


30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't you have a Motorola article to cry in?

37. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I know you're talking crap... but I got this mental image of you yelling Timmy!!!! over and over again, and imagine you looking something like this and I can't help but laugh about how appropriate it is.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Funny I'd say the same about you but I see the straight jacket look and the imaginary friend Bob to be a more accurate description of you. Either that or this

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe you're just being paranoid again. You go at it with everyone on blackberry articles. So just shut the f- up when no one has even said your name. Don't get your panties in a twist over everything.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or maybe you're just too much of a coward to man up and admit it. We both know that's the answer. You go on BlackBerry and Motorola/Samsung/Android articles to start BS, and then when you're called out on it, you become the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz. You're pathetic.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm pathetic? You're one to talk. You can't even say blackberry without having you breathing your bs down our neck. If you didn't we wouldn't be having this conversation. Again stop being so salty and paranoid.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes. YOU'RE pathetic. Did I stutter like you do? I will correct any misconception about BlackBerry that I see. I will troll the trolls. And I will go against anything I don't like, even if my favorite company is the doing it. You, on the other hand, troll incessantly, attack anyone who mentions the name Apple sideways, and runs like a little girl when confronted about his BS and falsely claims innocence. I'm not a coward like you. I own up to what I do and say. You, on the other hand, will lie and be a coward until you cease to exist. I'm certain now that you're not a man. Men own up to what they do, even if what they do is BS. I'm certain you have a vag.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

First of all I didn't stutter you moron. That was an issue with Swiftkey to which PA did an article on not too long ago. Second of all you will jump on anyone that says one small negative thing about blackberry. You claim to go after anyone or anything you don't like yet you were down with Chen wanting to regulate app developers because they weren't developing for blackberry. You're such a fake. Third I don't praise Apple all the time. Maybe you should look at the recent Apple article. M You call me a coward and a liar yet you refuse to own up to anything when your called out and just resort to regurgitating responses. I'm certain your just a your monthly cycle.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, you did stutter. Most cowards do. It's a symptom of being a coward. Now you're flat out lying. I was against Chen doing that, and will even post the link to what I said, word for word, PROVING that you're lying. I would really like to see how you try and talk your way out of this one. Looking at the recent Apple article, you also proved my point about attacking anyone that says anything negative about Apple. You did so against that QWERTY dude. Keep digging the whole, you !Diot. Did I not just own up to what I do on BlackBerry articles? I typed it, word for word. Reading comprehension? Obviously not your thing. Yet, you still haven't owned up to being a liar, an instigator, and a flat out !Diot. Yeah, you definitely have a vag.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I told you that wasn't stuttering you twit. That was SwiftKey. I could take a page out of your book and post the phonearena article but I don't care enough to do it. Fine I read your comment wrong. Are you happy now? Don't get your panties in a twist. Your comments tend to be drawn out and pointless at times. Maybe if you actually read more you would see that I agreed with some of the criticism. Mindless comments like qwerty posted will of course be dealt with a cheeky retort. When you start taking your own advice, then you can be less of a hypocrite. Oh and let's not forget some of your instigating comments. Remember I never called your name here. Sorry but you fantasizing about me having a vag won't magically make me have one not counting my gf's vag ;)

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Just because phonearena posted an article about Swiftkey having a problem with their keyboard, doesn't mean you had the same problem, !Diot. You're a stuttering imbecile, plain and simple. You said that I attack everyone on BlackBerry articles, but attempt to justify your doing it on Apple articles...hypocrite, much? I never once said that I don't instigate. But you said that you don't, and we both know that's a bold face lie. You instigate and troll incessantly here on phonearena. Everyone knows this to the point that it's now expected of you. And you STILL are acting like a coward and not manning up to the fact that you were referring to me with that comment. And dude, no fantasy necessary. You definitely have a vag.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Are you freaking kidding me? You blind idiot that's the only reason my words looked like stuttering was because I was using Swiftkey. You aren't getting it. You attack anyone for the smallest negative blackberry comment. I only attacked qwerty because he said iTurd. I didn't instigate here. There is a difference. You are just salty because you got paranoid and thought I was calling you out. If you thought I was referencing you then maybe my comments were true after all. Again I don't want to hear about your sick fantasies.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

No it's not. Quit making stuff up you're a stu-stu-stuttering imbecile and you know it. YOU aren't getting it. Everyone knows your a troll and an !Diot that attacks anyone saying anything negative about iOS. You did instigate, but as usual, you're too much of a coward to admit it. Man up, and own up to your BS, vag boy.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered Since your too dumb to listen to reason. Again go back and read the article in question. Admit you were just being paranoid. I dont care if you were on your monthly cycle.

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

NONE of those links prove anything as far as YOUR concerned. What don't you get about that? There's no video in there of your fugly @$$ showing off a device with that problem. I'd be dumb if I listened to any excuse you spewed out at all. Remember, you lie like a damn rug. I just proved that in post 42 in the comments section of this very article. Why would I believe you're not a stu-stu-stuttering !Diot? And the funny thing is, you didn't have to type out the stuttering words. Why would you out yourself like that? I guess the cowardice must be making you more of an !Diot than usual.

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