Strange bedfellows: what is the relationship between Android and BlackBerry?
What does this mean? Is BlackBerry going to release a full fledge Android device?
It would appear that these tech giants are partnering to increase enterprise functionality and address security concerns in Android Lollipop with BES12 support. BES12 manages mobility for organisations in house or in the cloud. It runs across all the major operating systems – iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
With the escalation in cyber hacks and attacks, having a secured layer on your devices that’s at least one step ahead of the hackers is more important than ever. It is a well-known fact that BlackBerry has one of the most secured strategy and implementation process in mobile security. Given this fact, it’s refreshing to see BlackBerry focusing on its strength and partnering with others to make the mobile world safer.
But what does BES12 really provide?
According to details from BlackBerry, BES12 allows an organisation to confidently deploy Android devices by providing the following functionalities:
• Lowest TCO
• One administration console
• Control over the availability and usage of devices, apps, activities and critical data through flexible deployment models (BYOD/COPE/COBO)
• All data traffic is routed through a single secure connection behind your firewall
• Control all the corporate assets being used on your employees’ mobile devices, regardless of ownership model
• Top class global support
But the list gets even better:
• A secure mobile experience
• Easy to manage
• All the apps you need
This is a simple overview of the current partnership capabilities available between BlackBerry and Google. For those who are interested in learning more or would like to get a free trial, please visit http://el.blackberry.com/googleandroid.
So, back to our question, is BlackBerry going to release a full fledge Android device?
The short answer is that we don’t know for sure—but it could be a mutually beneficial relationship—and the technology world has seen stranger bedfellows.
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