The BBM apps for Android and iOS devices have eluded us all over the weekend, with countless delays and the eventual pause in roll out being announced. And now, BlackBerry has briefly mentioned that the app won’t be launching anytime this week. This is a major setback for people eagerly waiting to get their hands on the app, which caused quite a stir when it was briefly leaked in the form of a flashable .apk file. As we mentioned in our previous reports, the app was available in some regions for iPhone users but even that seems to be non functional right now. There’s no clarity on how long it will take for BlackBerry to sort out this issue, so all users can do is wait.
Here’s an excerpt from BlackBerry’s statement – “Last week, an unreleased, older version of the BBM for Android app was posted on numerous file sharing sites. We were aware of an issue with this unreleased version of the BBM for Android app. This older version resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways. The version we were planning to release on Saturday addressed these issues, however we could not block users of the unreleased version if we went ahead with the launch.
The team is now focused on adjusting the system to completely block this unreleased version of the Android app when we go live with the official BBM for Android app. We are also making sure that the system is reinforced to handle this kind of scenario in the future. While this may sound like a simple task – it’s not. This will take some time and I do not anticipate launching this week.”
We’re hoping to see the app hit the Google Play Store within the first week of October, but even that looks fairly grim now looking at the scheme of things.
Via: Talk Android