BlackBerry is thinking about using Android for an upcoming Smartphone, according to details in Reuters. The possible progress is said to be part of a turn to focus on software and device management quite than having the working system from top to base.
That can very well make logic for BlackBerry after some holdup to its BlackBerry 10 OS and a simple launch in early 2013, the storied Canadian company now has less than one percent of the Smartphone market.
BlackBerry is allowing for providing a future Smartphone with Google Inc.’s Android software for the first time, an enlargement that its restore line of devices has failed to win mass appeal, according to four sources well-known with the material.
The progress would be an about-face for the Waterloo, Ontario-based company, which had reject Android in a back that its BlackBerry 10 line of phones would be intelligent to claw back market share lost to Apple’s I phone and a slide of devices powered by Android.
The basis, who asked not to be named as they have not been official to discuss the issue publicly, said the move to use Android is part of BlackBerry’s policy to turn to focus on software and device organization.
BlackBerry, which once controls Smartphone trade, now has a market share of less than 1 percent. Sources are said, BlackBerry will probably use Android on an upcoming slider device that is possible to be released this autumn. The slider will join a touch screen with a physical keyboard that users can use if they choose.
One of the hurdles it faces in that revolution is believable big clients that its device management software works across many different platforms. The news on BBM was now one part of BlackBerry’s announcements today, which also included information of an all new Smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5.
The device, which looks a 3.5 inch display and a QWERTY keyboard, is considered to be a cheaper Smartphone for up-and-coming markets. Pricing and accessibility details were not exposed. For at the present, we’d advise taking this latest news with the necessary huge grain of salt.
BlackBerry head Executive John Chen is banking on the company’s upcoming device management system, BES12,that let business and government customers to not only control BlackBerry devices on their inner networks, but also devices powered by Android, Apple’s iOS policy and Microsoft Corp’s Windows working system.