BlackBerry planning to license its own fork of Android to gadget makers

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BlackBerry has obvious a resurgence of late after launching its KEYone, offering the evolved security features users grew conversant in on older contraptions from the manufacturer. Nonetheless, it has reportedly been in talks with different OEMs, because it attempts to license out the BlackBerry comfy platform to device makers.

BlackBerry planning to license its own fork of Android to gadget makersConsistent with the record, an legitimate within the company noted that BlackBerry used to be in talks with several device makers in India and beyond, the previous being a market it was enormously excited about, to convey its Android-fork to other gadgets external of the BlackBerry ecosystem. Its variation of the cell OS from Google, presents a better stage of protection than what is frequently determined on inventory Android.

Alex Thurber, Senior vice president, commented on the corporation’s a number of upcoming licensing contracts:

“we have a number of special contracts that we are engaged on right now. We count on some to be announced quickly. We’ve an agreement with Optiemus for the India market for BlackBerry comfortable.”,

 

Optiemus, which has a brand-licensing maintain BlackBerry in India – much like the deal that HMD global has with Nokia – allows them to distribute, manufacture and aid instruments carrying the Canadian enterprise’s title. The push by BlackBerry on licensing deals for its in-residence software will supply it a greater footprint in the smartphone world. Comparisons can be made to how Microsoft has pushed Android manufacturers to bundle its apps by way of default on new gadgets, while its possess smartphone aspirations wane.

BlackBerry just lately launched a cryptic video, teasing a brand new announcement for IFA 2017, which starts on September 1.

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