Blackberry CEO John Chen has announced at the ongoing CES, that the company has switched fully to using android OS (operating system) on future smart phones. This is a welcome development and should reflect in an increase in sales of the company’s subsequent phone releases.
Before now, Blackberry phones have ran solely on its own Operating system, it had no issues until android OS and its array of applications came by. Blackberry phones and OS, was then seen as uninteresting. The company ignored this discontent among consumers and change in trend, until sales began to drop severely.
The Canadian based company has been trying to regain lost ground for a while, and have achieved a good amount of success doing so. They have taken different steps to launch a comeback to the mobile market center stage. Steps such as; allowing android apps on blackberry, to android upgrade, to releasing a phone that runs solely on Android OS (Blackberry Priv). These adjustments are self preservative moves, aimed at keeping the company afloat.
According to news report from Cnet, the Canadian based company will release at least one product and probably a second in 2016. Chen wouldn’t outright say he’s abandoning the software. This year, the company is focused on getting national security certification for BB 10 so the devices can be used in certain government and corporate projects. The company will continue to offer the BlackBerry Classic and older devices, but it isn’t investing in new hardware.