1. sudheern's Avatar
    Why can't he release BlackBerry android to the BlackBerry os device. Is it possible r not?

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    06-11-17 09:18 AM
  2. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    It is not possible.
    06-11-17 09:27 AM
  3. conite's Avatar
    Because there would be no return on investment, would cost them a fortune, and would be dumb.
    DrBoomBotz and xandros9 like this.
    06-11-17 09:29 AM
  4. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Right. If they kept improving old phones, consumers would never buy new ones.
    06-11-17 09:33 AM
  5. app_Developer's Avatar
    It's possible for some of the phones, but not the passport.

    But it's not about whether it is possible, it's about whether it makes sense. Chen would have to lose his mind before investing in a BB Android distribution for old phones.
    06-11-17 09:37 AM
  6. sudheern's Avatar
    Conet, U told d exact fact.... even they have provision they won't

    Posted via CB10
    06-11-17 09:40 AM
  7. Emaderton3's Avatar
    It's possible for some of the phones, but not the passport.

    But it's not about whether it is possible, it's about whether it makes sense. Chen would have to lose his mind before investing in a BB Android distribution for old phones.
    Doesn't the PP have a square screen though?

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    06-11-17 10:18 AM
  8. app_Developer's Avatar
    Doesn't the PP have a square screen though?
    Right, which is why it's not possible on Passport since the Passport can't be certified for official Android.
    06-11-17 10:33 AM
  9. Emaderton3's Avatar
    Right, which is why it's not possible on Passport since the Passport can't be certified for official Android.
    Right. I misread your post.

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    06-11-17 10:41 AM
  10. Bogdan Tudor Dan's Avatar
    Why can't he release BlackBerry android to the BlackBerry os device. Is it possible r not?

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    Compare the possibility of getting an Official release of Android on the existing BlackBerry 10 devices with what I am saying next:

    A friend of mine will not get an official release of Android N on his Note 4.



    Posted via CB10
    06-13-17 01:21 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    It's possible but it would take an excessive amount of work for not much benefit. Modern Android doesn't support square screens so that rules out the Passport, Classic and Q-series.

    The Z's are also pretty outdated and nobody will be buying them anyway since all that are available now are used.

    And on top of that, they have to deal with chipset compatibility and other low-level stuff. So all that is unlikely to happen, even the Nougat update isn't guaranteed for the Priv and DTEK's and that would be much easier to do than a complete OS swap on old hardware.
    06-13-17 02:33 PM

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