While Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean might have taken over more than 50 percent of all devices running Android, the hard and cold truth is that there are still a considerable amount of phones running on Gingerbread. For BlackBerry, not having the BBM app support that old-but-still-active version of Android has allowed competing apps like WhatsApp and Line to continue to lead, but now, it’s a lead that could be noticeably shortened.
Why? Because BBM now supports Gingerbread, and in doing so, is compatible with more than 90 percent of Android devices. While its initial popularity hasn’t managed to gain it too many followers on Android, the fact that it now runs on Android 2.3 should help it capture more users, and let them “enjoy the immediacy, privacy and control of BBM to chat and share with friends, family and people they work with.” All the features of the app should be available, including recently introduced ones like BBM Voice, BBM Channels, and Dropbox integration.
So, if you’re still hanging on to a device that is running on Gingerbread, well, go ahead and hit the source link to enter the world of a messaging platform that may or may not save its parent company from its downward spiral into obscurity.
Source: Google Play