BlackBerry recently announced the launch of a new software licencing program for its Mobility Solutions business.
Dubbed the BlackBerry Hub+ for Android, it includes a suite of BlackBerry applications with the intention to enhance productivity and communication on smartphones functioning on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Essentially, BlackBerry’s Mobility Solutions unit will manage the BlackBerry smartphone business and development of device software offerings, utilising the best of BlackBerry 10 software features by making them available on other platforms.
“An important initiative of the Mobility Solutions unit is a software strategy that combines BlackBerry’s strength in security, engineering savvy and device experience,” says BlackBerry Mobility Solutions chief operating officer and general manager, Ralph Pini. “The result – the ability to extend the best of BlackBerry’s secure communications and productivity features to any Android M consumer, enterprise or government customer.”
Included in the suite of applications encased in BlackBerry Hub+ for Android is the BlackBerry Hub, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks, device search, launcher and password keeper.
“Our customers have always raved about the unique experience of our proprietary productivity apps such as the BlackBerry Hub, calendar and contacts, amongst others,” Pini says. “I’m excited that we’re now able to offer these amazing features to all Android users that demand the most out of their smartphones.”
Some of the key features include: