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More BlackBerry Android smartphones on the way after Priv

The company has confirmed that it will be moving ahead with mobile devices using that operating system.

The release of the first BlackBerry Android smartphones is already underway as the Priv became available earlier this month and as the company watches its sales to see whether or not this device will make a difference in its rate of recovery.

That said, according to BlackBerry, it will not be halting its creation of hardware and it has a plan in mind.

In fact, recently, the company confirmed that the Priv will not be the last of the BlackBerry Android smartphones. Media reports have shown that an advanced security solutions expert from the company’s Advisory Division, Nader Henein, revealed that the use of the Google mobile operating system in the company’s handsets “wouldn’t be a once-off” occurrence. He went on to point out that purchasing an Android usage license “is too expensive and it is a mass market product – it is for consumers, it is for enterprise, and is really for anyone who likes the keyboard and the versatility of the operating system.”

It was also pointed out that Google has been supportive about the creation of BlackBerry Android smartphones.

Blackberry Android Smartphones - More To ComeThis came as surprising news to many in the mobile technology industry as it has been a relatively common occurrence for BlackBerry to take shots at Google’s security levels, saying that the tech giant’s efforts to secure its operating system and its security controls have been insufficient.

That said, it is obvious that there is also some advantage for Google in this arrangement, if only that BlackBerry – a company very well known for its high level of mobile security – would add the Android operating system to its devices.

At the same time, what is not yet known is whether or not the use of the Android operating system will actually cut into the strong reputation that BlackBerry has in mobile security. It is a considerable risk, but considering the way the company’s smartphone sales have been going, it is clearly one that the company was willing to take.

Now, the world will be watching not only the progress of the Priv sales, but it’s certain that the rumors will start flying about what will be next in BlackBerry Android smartphones.

Android smartphone reportedly in the works between BlackBerry and Samsung

This device would bring the Google operating system together with the secure and powerful BB services.

BlackBerry’s ongoing struggles have not shown any sign of coming to an end over the last while, despite a number of strategic improvements that the company has made, and it has recently been rumored that the next step along the way will be an Android smartphone.

Now, further rumors are indicating that BlackBerry will be partnering up with Samsung for this new mobile device.

After stumbling a number of times in its predictions as to what would turn the company around, it now looks like it is going to make a move toward an Android smartphone that could potentially differentiate itself in a whole new way. There is a great deal of potential in this type of idea. If it partners with Samsung, it has the chance to make a sleek, attractive, cutting edge device and if it uses Android, it could combine the platform with its own security and software strengths.

The result could potentially be an Android smartphone with a physical keyboard, high security, and awesome software.

BlackBerry & Samsung working togetherOf course, none of these mobile technology rumors have actually been confirmed, but the reports have been made by certain sources that have been highly accurate about their predictions, in the past. According to Eldar Murtazin, the Russian tech blogger, the BlackBerry Venice or BlackBerry Slider, which had been unannounced but that were spotted at the MWC featuring a dual-edge display, could potentially be released based on the Android operating system.

A tweet from the blogger indicated that if BlackBerry and Samsung are working together, the outcome could be an Android Lollipop mobile phone with BB services. The idea is that the trusted enterprise services that are the foundation strength of BlackBerry could potentially be carried over to a mobile device that is launched based on Android.

The reports of the two companies working together on an Android smartphone were released only a day after others that had indicated that BlackBerry was considering making a mobile device based on that operating system, in the first place.