BlackBerry Considers Android

Posted: Jun 12 2015, 8:38am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


BlackBerry Considers Android

BlackBerry is reportedly using Android on new BlackBerry phone.

BlackBerry is still struggling to gain traction with their current line of smartphones. The situation led to rumors last month that Microsoft is thinking about buying BlackBerry. BlackBerry has a new phone out with the BlackBerry Leap and the BlackBerry Passport seems to have a lot of enthusiastic fans.

Still the Canadian smartphone maker is still in a turn-around situation led by CEO John Chen. BlackBerry fell from market dominator to after thought in 5 years. Reuters reports that BlackBerry is considering to drop their own operating system and go with Android on a new BlackBerry in development.

The information comes from four sources familiar with the matter claims Reuters. The first Android BlackBerry is supposed to be a slider style phone combing touchscreen and physical keyboard. 

Google and BlackBerry declined to comment on this rumor. 

Earlier this week a new re-designed BlackBerry Passport has leaked. This device does though run BlackBerry OS.

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