We all know that Blackberry’s popular messaging platform is coming to Android and iOS, the only question is when it will be available. For those waiting for BBM for Android to arrive it appears that it will become available this coming Friday for Samsung devices.
Samsung Mobile Nigeria tweeted today that BBM for Android will be available this Friday and that there is a possibility that the company will have a three month exclusive use of the app before it becomes available for other Android devices.
A recent demo of the BBM for android app running on the Samsung Galaxy S4 shows the app having a similar interface to the BBM 10 version.
Some of the features that the Android version of the app can do include
- Navigate around BBM
- Sign in with your BlackBerry ID
- Change your BBM status or profile
- Add a BBM contact
- Start a BBM chat
- View someone’s BBM profile
- View recent BBM activities
- View your chat history
- Join or create a BBM group
- Set sounds
- Add emoticons
Victoria Berry, BBM Communications Director at BlackBerry, however says that “The excitement around the upcoming BBM launch on iPhone and Android devices seems to know no bounds. Although I’m a big fan of this passion, I want to clarify that no one will have an exclusive on offering BBM. We’ll be bringing the app to Android and iPhone users across the globe soon.”
Whether the three month exclusivity is true or not we are hoping that the app will become available this Friday. Those who aren’t using a Samsung Android device shouldn’t have a hard time getting the app to run as long as they find the APK file and install it in their device.