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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.

Google Alphabet formed as umbrella company

The new name and organization structure has been formed for all of the businesses it owns.

The new Google Alphabet is now being created in order to form an operating structure that will function as a kind of umbrella company that will keep together all the businesses that it owns.

Alphabet Inc. will be run under the leadership of the current CEO and co-founder, Larry Page.

The other co-founder of the company, Sergey Brin, will serve as the president of the new Google Alphabet company. Google, itself, will become one operating unit and will receive a brand new CEO in the change. The chief exec will be Sundar Pichai, who had previously been at the head of Chrome and Android.

The change to Google Alphabet isn’t just a mere change in the name of the company, but is much greater.

Google AlphabetAlphabet isn’t just a new name for the massive tech giant. Instead, it is a reorganization of the entire business. Page made the announcement in a recent blog post, in which he said that the company had been aiming for a version of Google that was “slimmed down”, whereas many of the other companies that it owns, such as Calico biotech and Life Sciences units, would be able to continue their operations as their own companies. The announcement from Page went on to say that every one of those units will be receiving its own CEO.

Page was also aligning his efforts to be able to progress forward in the strategy that has long been the primary goal of innovation at Google. He explained that he and Brin “did a lot of things that seemed crazy at the time,” and that “Many of those crazy things now have over a billion users, like Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and Android. And we haven’t stopped there. We are still trying to do things other people think are crazy but we are super excited about.”

Equally, this change will place Google in a position that is far more toward the traditional side of tech than the disruptive side. In essence, Google Alphabet will be a massive conglomerate that is a model that is far from rare as it is often beneficial with key execs are responsible for each unit’s companies, while the higher management keeps its focus on the operations of the whole.