The flexibility of Android with the security of BlackBerry
A few days ago we reported on possible leaked renders of BlackBerry’s upcoming Android phones. Today, we have a confirmation of sorts that the company is indeed making an Android phone aimed at enterprise and business users – both Google and BlackBerry have announced a partnership to create an enterprise-ready version of the Android OS. Essentially, BlackBerry is allowing their BES12 to be integrated into Android 5.0 Lollipop and Google Play for work.
This, combined with the previous leaks and the recent registration of the domain AndroidSecured.com almost certainly point to new Android-powered phones meant for business and enterprise users that require a high level of security and protection. Will this be the new niche where BlackBerry can thrive? We certainly hope so – while we love our plain Android phones, the messaging functionality and productivity experience with BlackBerry is just second to none.