BlackBerry announced an update for its BBM app today, adding support for the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, which still runs on about 21 percent of Android devices. The Canadian company plans to launch an external beta for the update today ahead of the official release next month.
BlackBerry Messenger launched on iOS and Android back in October 2013 and BlackBerry quickly announced that, following the launch, BBM added 20 million new active users during its first week on the App Store and Google Play. Now it’s hoping to grab even more users by expanding support for older operating systems. BlackBerry has promised future updates to the existing Android app, however, and we wonder how many of those features will be restricted due to Gingerbread’s limitations.
If you’re stuck on a Gingerbread device and have been wanting to use BlackBerry Messenger, however, then you’ll soon be able to do so. You can find out more about the release by following the source link below.