Reasons BBM launch on android was stopped by BlackBerry [Sun, The (Nigeria)]
(Sun, The (Nigeria) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By BISI OLALEYE Amidst expectation that android and iphone phones will have the ping application at the weekend, but on the contrary, it was not to be and mobile phone users' hopes were dashed when the application was suddenly stopped by Blackberry. According to BBM's blog, BBM for Android was to be launched on September 21 and BBM for iphone operating system (iOS) was to be released on September 22. But ahead of the official release, a leaked application (apk) file of BBM was out. The leaked file had over 1.1 million downloads in just eight hours and the unreleased version caused issues for the company. The statement on the website reads: "We have attempted to address this issue and our teams have continued to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it's ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability. "As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone. These issues have not impacted BBM service for BlackBerry." All efforts to reach Blackberry's Country Manager in Nigeria, Ms. Bridget Chukwuma, on phone proved abortive as she was not replying SMS sent or picking her calls from Daily Sun.
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