Report: BlackBerry considering a move to put Android on its devices

Would you buy a BlackBerry running Android?

| Jun 12, 2015 at 8:40 am CDT

Smartphone maker BlackBerry is reportedly interested in using Google Android on its upcoming smartphone, according to multiple sources speaking to Reuters. The company doesn't even control one percent of the current smartphone market, with constant rumors that it would just abandon phone development.

Report: BlackBerry considering a move to put Android on its devices | TweakTown.com

BlackBerry is fighting for its survival in the smartphone market, with users choosing Android and Apple iOS - and would be a complete reversal of BlackBerry's desire to use its own mobile OS. If BlackBerry can focus on device management and software, instead of the mobile OS, it will be able to free up resources for future development.

"We don't comment on rumors and speculation, but we remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which provides security and productivity benefits that are unmatched," a BlackBerry spokesperson told Reuters.

If true, this could provide a great opportunity to prove the effectiveness of BES12, which is designed to manage and secure mobile devices.

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