BlackBerry senior director says "the future is really Android"

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...
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54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Grow up meanest.

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

I find it both ironic and hilarious that an immature brat such as yourself is telling someone else to "grow up".

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you are acting like a bratty Princess who didn't get the little toy doll she requested so dearly.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

That was as lame as the fact that you keep changing your avatar because it proves that you're on my sack just like your namesake is on the sack of a male kryptonian.

69. Mxyzptlk unregistered

P.S. I think Meanest constantly talking about his sack or lack of one, is him trying to come out of the closet. It's ok Meanest. This is 2016 no one cares about your choices. Just don't think I'm going to join the fun because I don't swing that way.

72. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

PS- I know I have a sack, because YOU'RE always on it. And considering who your favorite CEO is, I'd say you came out of the closet a long time ago.

76. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Meanest is coming out of the closet. You're done now see comment #74

79. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you've BEEN out of the closet, as evident by you continuously on my sack.

17. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Blackberry would had never said such a thing had they managed to produce better results with their own OS. They reliazed that their only way to survive going forward is to go switch with android and so they did! Good move.

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Sadly BB and MS both: Under estimated the iPhone. When the iPhone launched execs for both companies basically laughed at the iPhone. Waited too late to answer the iPhone.

19. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

i knew it would come to this..BB HAD to do this or they would be dead i just hope they really start hitting hard in the market and be top dog soooo sick of seeing Apple/Samsung ALLLL over the internet...BB will be my next phone for sure!!

23. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Why not the priv? It's buggy, laggy, and slows down over time, but it's perfect for you!

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have a Priv, and I've yet to experience lag, buggy software, or any slow downs, especially after BlackBerry released the first software update for it. Add in the fact that BlackBerry has updated all of their BlackBerry apps on Android (camera, keyboard, calendar, even BlackBerry notes...all about 3 times each already), plus the two security updates the Priv has had, and it's been a pleasurable experience on a device that keeps on receiving software improvements.

33. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

ill prob end with with the Priv after the price comes down....yes the phone WAS buggy BUT BB sent a update that fix all these issues and they prob send out more updates as time goes on just like any other OEM (depending what phone it is).....ive always love the BB hardware, software was meh but now they are doing Android it'll bring more people like me to the company...perfect mix BB hardware with Android OS, cant ask for much more! and yes they should keep BB OS for business that are used to the BB OS, if the fav Android 100% i can see thats going be a issue but who knows? time will tell, time knows all

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hope they can make a top notch handset and become one of the most valuable Android OEMs. The Priv didn't start off with much good reviews, nor with a reasonable price tag, just wasn't what I expected from the local Canadian brand. Here's hoping the Priv 2 or 3 changes all of the above.

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I know I sound like a broken record but many of us saw this coming a mile away if it turns out they go Android only. Oh well. It happens. It really is amazing how far Android has come. Android is really looking like a juggernaut. I just hope Google never rests on its laurels and keep improving and competing.

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

lol... they should choose android for storm2

45. OdysseasP

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 08, 2014

It is really sad when you see operating systems such as Linux Mobile, MeeGo and BB10 disappear. Not only because of their uniqueness and the advantages they offer as alternative suggestions to the mainstream offerings but also because they help boost innovation in the mobile OS world, transforming the mainstream offerings into something that could never become if they weren't under the pressure of competition. Both Android and iOS, are characteristic examples of the above with Android mainly becoming more secure (encrypted OS at the core level) with each new generation while iOS mainly adding more customisation. The more options consumers have, the better it is for them. It will be a really sad day when the mobile OS market becomes another duopoly or even worse a monopoly. If that happens, quality & innovation will both be a thing of the past.

46. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Because BlackBerry ain't no Apple (no iOS inside BB)
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