BlackBerry Limited, back in its days, was the market leader in the smartphone industry. In fact, the company was the pioneer of smartphones and first gave the concept of how a smartphone should be like. It initiated the process of proper smartphone and business smartphones that captivated a major chunk of the market. However with the passage of time, BlackBerry smartphones started to become obsolete. And with the introduction of Apple’s iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones in the market, BlackBerry was nowhere to be seen. It failed to keep up with the pace of them.
For a very long time, the company is trying to revamp its business and make a comeback entry and repay its loyal customers with the best, however, it still cannot compete against Apple and Samsung and the major chunk of market is with these brands. Also, the BlackBerry OS is becoming obsolete which is another main cause of the failure. There were rumors about latest Blackberry news, regarding a possible acquisition by Samsung of BlackBerry which will help it to revamp its BlackBerry smartphone business.
Samsung would have opted to run and operate BlackBerry phones on Android that would have been easier for the market to experiment. However, the latest additions from the company still operate on its own unique operating system. Now many sources are stating that the company has jumped into Google’s Android smartphone market. The company officials previously stated that they are interested in making smartphones that will run on Android OS. However there was one condition set by the CEO, John Chen, as he stated that the company will only make Android powered smartphones if it is capable to make them secure enough for its users.
This was the last statement from BlackBerry regarding its possible entry in the Android market, according to latest Blackberry updates. Now, it is found out that the company is already registered with the domain names including ‘androidsecured.net’ and ‘androidsecured.com’.
Sources suggest, “If you look up the details for androidsecured.com, you will find that the domain names have been registered through the domain registrar MarkMonitor, and that the domain name is actually owned by BlackBerry Ltd.” This might be that the company can now make secured smartphones that will run on Android. However, all of these are only speculations as the company has not yet confirmed it or made it official that it makes Android powered smartphones as of yet.
Furthermore, it is believed that the company might come up with at least two smartphones that will be powered by Android in this year.