Once foes, twice friends
Blackberry was once highhanded with their operating systems. They even refused to divulge the source code even to the Governments. Blackberry always boasted of their superiority as far as the customer’s security and privacy are concerned. But did that obsession boomerang?
They never had any association, except for frequent legal battles, with other OS. But now with their market share came down say to one percent globally, they had to rethink on adapting the popular mobile OS from Android. Patching up all differences and courtroom battle Blackberry 10 was the first cell phone to use Android OS. Cell phone model Priv followed this move. Many BlackBerry 10 devices, including the Passport, Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10 and Q5, along with the Porsche Design P’9983 and P’9982 smart phones was covered in the first association with Android.
The incorporation of Android apps will give a much-needed boost to BlackBerry phones. Maybe a road to recovery for Blackberry is in view with the QWERTY experts as well. The Blackberry assistant and other inherent technological marvels like Instant Actions, Meeting mode, etc. should help them in attaining the dream. The camera has also gone through an overhaul.
The marriage of convenience
With the BlackBerry’s heritage and core mission of protecting customers’ privacy Priv is launched. It combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform. The roadmap is clear for Blackberry- a journey to regain the old glory with their old foe. In combination with BlackBerry’s efforts to support Android for Work on the BES12 platform, the new device will offer best in class security for enterprise customers.
But it is better for Blackberry to think differently than sticking to their old guns.