Topic: blackberry

BlackBerry to ditch its Classic smartphone

BlackBerry has finally decided to part ways with the BlackBerry Classic, the company’s iconic keyboard device. According to the company, while the smartphone has been part of the BlackBerry portfolio for many years, it has run its course and can no longer keep up with today’s market. The company will now focus its efforts on … continue reading

Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition, Raspberry Pi 3, and WhatsApp drops BlackBerry—SD Times news digest: Feb. 29, 2016

Microsoft has announced the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition is now open for pre-orders, and will start shipping March 30. “Today represents a monumental step forward. This is the first step in our journey to consumers,” wrote Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft, in a blog post. “A step focused on our commercial partnerships and on … continue reading

BlackBerry turns to Android

In an effort to save its smartphone business, BlackBerry is abandoning its mobile operating system BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in favor of Android this year. CNET reported the company’s CEO John Chen confirmed that it will release at least one new phone next year, and it will be powered by Google’s operating system. The company made … continue reading

BlackBerry’s Priv boosts security software for Android, iOS 9.1 introduces middle finger emoji, and HP to shutdown Helion cloud—SD Times news digest: Oct. 22, 2015

BlackBerry is toughening up the Priv’s Android software to convince buyers that the Priv will be able to protect user privacy and be less susceptible to malware than other Android devices, according to an official BlackBerry blog. BlackBerry has applied its security model to Android and added several features, including BlackBerry’s Hardware Root of Trust … continue reading

Honda’s 2016 Accord with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and earnings reports from Amazon and CA—SD Times news digest: July 24, 2015

Honda has unveiled its 2016 Accord featuring both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay interface functionality. Honda becomes the first auto manufacturer to roll out a connected vehicle supporting both Apple and Google’s automotive operating systems synced with an Android or iOS device. Android Auto offers 2016 Accord drivers features such as Google Maps, Google Now, … continue reading

Google and BlackBerry’s partnership, an M Developer Preview update, and GitLab’s seed funding–SD Times news digest: July 10, 2015

After previous reports that BlackBerry was working on an Android device, Google and BlackBerry have announced a new partnership to build a secure enterprise OS for Android. “Android Lollipop delivers key enterprise functionality and addresses any previous enterprise security concerns,” BlackBerry wrote on its website. “BES12 supports Android Lollipop, allowing you to confidently deploy Android … continue reading

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BlackBerry reportedly working on an Android device

Android may appear in one of BlackBerry’s next devices. Reuters reported that sources close to the subject say BlackBerry is considering Android as part of its software and device-management strategy. BlackBerry has been struggling to keep up with Apple and Android in the smartphone market. According to Reuters, the company once dominated the space, but … continue reading

Hyundai rolls out Android Auto-enabled vehicle, Windows 10 for Android and iPhone, and more BlackBerry layoffs—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2015

Hyundai has announced ahead of Google I/O later this week that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the first consumer vehicle to integrate Google’s Android Auto automotive OS. Hyundai will offer 2015 Sonata owners with navigation features in a free software update that integrates Android Auto into the car’s interface. Android Auto will provide Sonata features … continue reading

BlackBerry unveils a mobile and IoT security initiative

BlackBerry does not want to be forgotten. Although the company may have fallen off most mobile phone users’ radars, the company is trying to make sure it stays relevant in today’s mobile world. The company announced it has launched a new initiative to help improve the security of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. … continue reading

Mobile World Congress 2015: Apple, BlackBerry, IBM, Intel news and more

Apple and IBM have announced an expansion to their mobile application partnership, unveiling banking and financial services apps in the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio.The new services include a Passenger Care app for customer service assistance during travel and transportation; a Dynamic Buy retail app for real-time data-driven product recommendations; and an Advisor Alerts app … continue reading

A 2015 State of the Apps survey, Kim Dotcom’s encrypted MEGAchat, and BlackBerry calls for app neutrality—SD Times news digest: Jan. 22, 2015

Mobile advertising marketplace Millennial Media has released its State of the Apps 2015 Industry Snapshot, which found that app monetization and programmatic availability as the most prevalent goals for app developers and publishers. The report, which surveyed 351 application developers and publishers from September through November of 2014, found that developers aim to design for … continue reading

Samsung’s potential BlackBerry acquisition, Project Ara’s debut, and FreeBSD on DigitalOcean—SD Times news digest: Jan. 15, 2015

Samsung may or may not be in talks to buy BlackBerry. According to a Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry with a buyout offer of as much as US$7.5 billion. The report stated that executives met last week to discuss the proposed deal. BlackBerry announced a security partnership with Samsung this past November, but for … continue reading

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