BlackBerry to Develop its own Secure Android Operating System

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A few days ago we heard the news of Blackberry soon to get the update of the latest and recently introduced Android version Oreo 8.0. Now more surprising news is coming from Canadian Firm as they are going to launch their own Android Operating system packed with all safety and security attributes. This new secure operating system will be named as BlackBerry Secure that will be made available with a BlackBerry-branded handset.

We also got reports on the firm planning discussions with several international handset manufacturers to render its version of the secure Android operating system under a licensing agreement. Under this licensing agreement, a handset maker has the opportunity to roll-out their own-branded handset with the security functions as well as a safe private version of the Android operating system.

In India, Optiemus is the distributor of Blackberry’s mobile handsets and additional components as they made a 10-year agreement with the Canadian firm.  Optiemus had also introduced the KeyOne Limited Edition Black in India earlier this month. BlackBerry has made equivalent agreements with TCL(China) and BB Merah Putih(Indonesia). TCL deals with Chinese as well as worldwide markets for Blackberry.

BlackBerry introduced their initial smartphone in Android platform couple of years ago(February 2015) named as BlackBerry Priv slider.

About Blackberry KEYone:

Blackberry unveiled their latest smart phone named KEYone smartphone in the month of February 2017. KEYone got a 4.50-inch display screen at a resolution of 1620 pixels by 1080 pixels(433 pixels per inch). The BlackBerry KEYone is supported by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it runs on Android 7 .1 Nougat version. The device is equipped with 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage which can be extended up to 256GB through a microSD card. In terms of the camera, the BlackBerry KEYone boasts a 12-megapixel primary shooter on the backside and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter in front. This device powered by a 3505mAh non-removable battery with fast battery charging feature(Quick Charge 3.0).

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