After the first beta launch of BBM for Android, Blackberry has updated the Blackberry Messenger for Android with the 2nd beta version, and this actually includes the BBM Voice and channels.
The features included in the BBM for Android Beta 2, are:
- Faster, easier sharing of photos files
- Increased group sizes in BBM Groups
- New ways to Find Friends on BBM
- Lots of New Emoticons
- And more!
Head to blackberry.com/beta if you wish to download and use the beta version of the BBM for Android, and before heading there, check out the BBM for Android review to decide whether you are from the lot which would like using this app.
BBM for Android, yes you have heard it right! It’s all coming this summer and you want to be one of few users who wanted to try out this app before anyone then we will tell you on how in the due course of this article. But before we proceed, let’s check out on what exactly is fuss about BBM and why its been talk of the town of late. Like most of you know, BBM till now was the exclusive Chat client just like Whatsapp exclusively for Blackberry OS. But now Blackberry has decided to launch this much awaited BBM for other platforms as well that is for Android and IOS. The first images of BBM for Android has been leaked and if we go as per the sources, some users have started receiving the Private Beta invitations and are trying out the app already of which the screen captures are mentioned below;
Update: Sources mention that BBM for Android will be released as early as September 2013.
While some see that it will be an end of life for Blackberry with BBM no more remaining an Exclusive client. Heins from Blackberry went on to say recently, ”BB 10 prospects are very strong and BBM has grown enough to become an independent messaging client which can now be used by IOS and Android users as well”. No doubt, BBM will still be remembered as the best experienced app on Blackberry, we can only hope that it will be able to turn some IOS or Android users as BB users after using BBM in their Android and IOS devices. BBM will support iOS hardware running iOS 6 and above; the Android version will be compatible with version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.
BBM has got good amount of fanfare following among youth and just for the heck of BBM, people still use Blackberry phones which may sound bit rude but it’s true. So, get the special preview before anyone does, you need to head over to the link which we have mentioned below and Blackberry will keep you posted about trialing the BBM for Android smartphone.