BlackBerry's slide from chief of the telephone p.c. to near obscurity has not been clean to observe, and it sounds just like the organization has decided that embracing Android is the way to get its telephone commercial enterprise lower back on track - although formally BlackBerry says BB10 is still part of its plans.
The release of the BlackBerry Priv became a large clue: a flagship handset jogging the present day version of Google's mobile running gadget instead of the BlackBerry's own BB10 software program.
"The Priv device is essentially our transition to Android environment," BlackBerry director Damian Tay told The economic instances. "As we secure Android, over a time frame, we might no longer have platforms, and may have best Android as a [smartphone] platform.
The future is Android
Tay said that Android and BB10 might co-exist in the mean time but it sounds like the writing's at the wall. In fact, rumours that the agency could switch OSes had been swirling in view that final summer.
"The future is truly Android," brought Tay. "We went for Android basically for its app atmosphere. in addition, all the organization answers that we had been doing were pass-platform for a long time now. So it is a natural progression closer to Android."
In an electronic mail to TechRadar, a BlackBerry representative said the company "stays devoted to the BlackBerry 10 platform", pointing us to this blog publish that announces more than one updates to BB10 are on the way in 2016 - so no need to fear in case you're rocking a Passport, traditional or different BlackBerry smartphone.