BlackBerry senior director says "the future is really Android"

BlackBerry senior director says


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."


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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79 Comments

1. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Android is love android is life

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ios is love ios is life.

18. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

^failed.

28. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes epic fail mate lol but I expected as much.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't mind.

35. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

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

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

40. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

61. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 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.

66. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No one cares about your fantasies of Pretzeld!cks.

73. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

That was a horrible come back. Just... Disgustingly bad. You're done here Michelle. No coming back for you.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 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.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

58. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't bring your mother into this.

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

74. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

77. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

48. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Why copy bruh?

38. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

47. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

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

2. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

anybody want to buy my z30...cheap

20. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

how much? status?

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 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

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

10. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

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