BlackBerry was once a giant in the mobile industry but the company?s refusal to mainstream its device with the inclusion of an Android OS during the peak of the iOS and android smartphone renaissance. This has caused them to be left behind in the competition as consumers have preferred the other mobile devices which has more plentiful and varied apps. The Android giant however seems to be rising from the dust as the company has reportedly secured two Android domains rekindling rumors that the unannounced ?BlackBerry Venice? phone will release with an Android OS.
The ?AndroidSecured.net? and ?AndroidSecured.com? was reportedly bought by Blackberry in July 7 of this year.
The company however denied claims that it was shifting to Android OS saying that they normally bought android domains as part of its cross-platform play. ?Blackberry frequently registers domain names to support the breadth of our cross-platform portfolio? Android is an important part of our cross-platform enterprise software strategy,? Blackberry said in a report.
People still however doubt Blackberry?s statement. ??AndroidSecured.com? redirects to a BlackBerry.com with a BlackBerry logo and an Android logo sandwiching a plus sign, a report said,?bearing a text saying ?Bring Android to Work?.
A report further boosted the veracity of Blackberry?s inclusion of Android OS as it said the company approached several Original Device Manufacturers for its Android phone. It also said that the new Android-based smartphones of Blackberry will include ?software functions of BlackBerry OS and application services, like BES12, BBM, and Blackberry Blend?.
The Blackberry Venice is rumored to have the Android OS instead of the BlackBerry 10.3 OS. The phone is said to encase a 5.4-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and powered by a 1.8 Ghz Snapdragon 808 hexacore processor, and 3GB Ram. The Blackberry Venice with Android OS is rumored to have a physical QWERTY sliding keyboard and will release sometime this November