Video shows original BlackBerry Passport and Silver Edition model both running Android

Video shows original BlackBerry Passport and Silver Edition model both running Android
This past weekend, we showed you images of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android 5.1. According to the speculation that accompanied the photos, BlackBerry is planning to release an Android powered Passport in the second quarter of 2016, provided that an Android flavored BlackBerry Venice slider does well.

Today, a video has surfaced showing an original BlackBerry Passport, and the same Silver Edition that appeared in the photographs the other day, both running Android. The video shows the settings of the Silver Edition version, and also shows the handset going through Quick Settings and the Google Play Store. We are also shown an app being installed from the store. The browser is displayed as the mobile version of Facebook is opened, and some features like scrolling seem to check out A-OK.

While we told you about the possibility that an Android powered BlackBerry Passport is in the works for next year, others say that the video and other images are the result of BlackBerry testing out the OS in expectations for the use of Android on the BlackBerry Vernice slider. There are many Android users who are hoping that the first speculation is correct, as they would love nothing more than getting their hands on an Android powered Passport. We might not know what BlackBerry's intentions are for Android until October or November.

Meanwhile, you can check out Android running on the Passport by clicking on the video below.



source: DuduRochaTech via Crackberry

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Passport
  • Display 4.5" 1440 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I don't think Android is optimized for this form factor.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Android is versatile enough to be optimized for almost any form factor. There are Android handsets of all shapes and sizes. Look how fast and smooth it is in the video.

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why not? The LG Intuition was a 4:3 display (close enough) and so was the Pantech Pocket.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Waiting for BlackBerry to confirm what's it going to be concerning Android. I believe we'll know something definite next month.

13. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Love the way this dude says 'blackberry'

14. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

BLAKEBURY

15. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Nope not interested in Blackiberry and blackuberry

19. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Dudu is awesome

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