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BlackBerry 10 OS far from dead claims company CEO


A report from yesterday spoke of how #BlackBerry could be ditching its proprietary BB 10 OS in favor of #Android. However, it seems like this was mere speculation (or wishful thinking), as the company CEO has categorically backed BB 10 and mentioned that it’s here to stay.

BlackBerry CEO, John Chen said the following in a blog post – “At CES 2016, BlackBerry has been busy discussing self-driving cars, global carrier support for Priv and consumer healthcare apps. But as we shift our energies toward all these exciting opportunities, does that mean the BlackBerry 10 operating system is dead? Far from it.”

To reassure fans that he was serious, Chen mentioned that the upcoming version of BlackBerry 10 (version 10.3.3) would be put through a NIAP compliance test to ensure that it’s meeting the highest security standards, perhaps targeting the government officials, most of whom have transitioned into Android or iOS devices.

Lastly, he mentioned that BlackBerry 10 will be under development going forward in 2016, which probably means that there’s going to be some new hardware on offer. It is completely likely (almost obvious) that BlackBerry will work on Android hardware too, so the two platforms are going to co-exist. It will be interesting to see how that pans out.

What do you think?

Source: BlackBerry

Via: Mobile Syrup

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