1. rsrocha's Avatar
    Now that blackberry secured android by their standards with the Priv can we expect the Passport to have an option to flash Andoird?

    There was a leaked vdeo of a Passport SE running android and this may become true.

    Whats your take?

    Posted via CB10
    10-28-15 08:25 AM
  2. sorinv's Avatar
    Not interested in android.
    10-28-15 08:48 AM
  3. jdesignz's Avatar
    Now that blackberry secured android by their standards with the Priv can we expect the Passport to have an option to flash Andoird?

    There was a leaked vdeo of a Passport SE running android and this may become true.

    Whats your take?

    Posted via CB10
    How can you tell BlackBerry secured android? Duh
    10-28-15 01:43 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    Now that blackberry secured android by their standards with the Priv can we expect the Passport to have an option to flash Andoird?

    There was a leaked vdeo of a Passport SE running android and this may become true.

    Whats your take?

    Posted via CB10
    Not likely. Maybe on a Passport 2, if the Priv is successful.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    tfitzpat03 likes this.
    10-28-15 01:48 PM
  5. newcollector's Avatar
    How can you tell BlackBerry secured android? Duh
    Because BlackBerry said they secured it for public consumption. They claim it and it's reputation is at stake as the security leader when it comes to software for mobile devices. Don't think they would commit public suicide by releasing an unsecured Android and thus totally wreck their reputation. Duh!!

    Because the chipset is one of the things secured for android in a special way that our present day Passport isn't secured. I doubt anything but a new Passport 2 would have Blackdroid.

    Posted via CB10
    10-28-15 02:05 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    Because BlackBerry said they secured it for public consumption. They claim it and it's reputation is at stake as the security leader when it comes to software for mobile devices. Don't think they would commit public suicide by releasing an unsecured Android and thus totally wreck their reputation. Duh!!

    Because the chipset is one of the things secured for android in a special way that our present day Passport isn't secured. I doubt anything but a new Passport 2 would have Blackdroid.

    Posted via CB10
    They didn't say they "secured it". They said they added some security and privacy enhancements to Android, and that those measures will improve over time.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    SeeBeeEss likes this.
    10-28-15 02:11 PM
  7. sasi kiran Talasila's Avatar
    If Priv lives, I am 100% sure we will get passport with andriod. Not only passport every BlackBerry device will have two options BlackBerry 10 and Andriod.

    Provided Priv lives.


    BlackBerry Z10
    punkcm likes this.
    10-28-15 02:49 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    If Priv lives, I am 100% sure we will get passport with andriod. Not only passport every BlackBerry device will have two options BlackBerry 10 and Andriod.

    Provided Priv lives.


    BlackBerry Z10
    Absolutely not.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    Fernando Martin and SeeBeeEss like this.
    10-28-15 02:49 PM
  9. Fernando Martin's Avatar
    Honestly, I am not interested in Android. I am interested in Blackberry continuing to produce new versions of the Passport and the BB OS, Even if I have to pay a premium for that to happen, so be it.
    10-28-15 02:57 PM
  10. royabsa's Avatar
    Absolutely not. Maybe an Android-based version of the Passport (like the Oslo?) but I doubt BlackBerry would push Android to Passports running BB10.

    Posted via CB10
    10-28-15 07:53 PM
  11. sasi kiran Talasila's Avatar
    If Priv becomes successful, BlackBerry will have leverage to do new innovations..
    Or else John Chen is going to close our intrest.

    BlackBerry Z10
    10-28-15 09:27 PM
  12. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    No

    Posted via CB10
    10-28-15 09:48 PM
  13. sorinv's Avatar
    Honestly, I am not interested in Android. I am interested in Blackberry continuing to produce new versions of the Passport and the BB OS, Even if I have to pay a premium for that to happen, so be it.
    Same here. I will stick with BBM until the last Passport running BB10, SE or future versions, lasts.
    10-28-15 10:54 PM
  14. mulderlr's Avatar
    If the priv is a success and they end up sitting on a ton of passport inventory, it might be a good move to release BlackBerry android OS for passport to help keep the price of passport from absolutely tanking unless they are already prepared to write off even more hardware losses?

    Typed from my AT&T passport
    10-28-15 11:11 PM
  15. Swapnil S Agarwal's Avatar
    Does Blackberry expect Passport users to shift to Priv? If yes, foolish. They should provide the same software to Passport too.

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    kertong and GeraldOC like this.
    10-29-15 12:17 AM
  16. glwerry's Avatar
    If the priv is a success and they end up sitting on a ton of passport inventory, it might be a good move to release BlackBerry android OS for passport to help keep the price of passport from absolutely tanking unless they are already prepared to write off even more hardware losses?

    Typed from my AT&T passport

    That's ASSUMING that they could be retro-fitted. There may be hardware differences. If they have to start opening phones one by one and changing components, that could get prohibitive in a big hurry.
    10-29-15 10:54 AM
  17. Poi25's Avatar
    That's ASSUMING that they could be retro-fitted. There may be hardware differences. If they have to start opening phones one by one and changing components, that could get prohibitive in a big hurry.
    Hmmm, retro-fitted? Lol.
    10-29-15 12:03 PM
  18. Bogdan Tudor Dan's Avatar
    Because BlackBerry said they secured it for public consumption. They claim it and it's reputation is at stake as the security leader when it comes to software for mobile devices. Don't think they would commit public suicide by releasing an unsecured Android and thus totally wreck their reputation. Duh!!

    Because the chipset is one of the things secured for android in a special way that our present day Passport isn't secured. I doubt anything but a new Passport 2 would have Blackdroid.

    Posted via CB10
    When a car was hacked, QNX said that it was possible because of an external software piece that wasn't developed by them. Let's not forget that the Android Kernel is made by Google and the only thing BlackBerry can do is to add security features. But if the Kernel has unknown backdoors... no more security and privacy. Android is very known for those backdoors. I'M NOT A SPECIALIST AND I COULD BE WRONG.

    Posted via CB10
    10-29-15 12:37 PM
  19. newcollector's Avatar
    They didn't say they "secured it". They said they added some security and privacy enhancements to Android, and that those measures will improve over time.

    PassportSQW100-4/10.3.2.2789
    Certainly it is not secured like a BB10 device on BES12, but it is certainly "secured" from a consumers point a view more than any other Android phone for the masses. I think you will find my comment included secured for the consumer and was not meant to say impregnable. I still stand by my comment.
    11-05-15 12:33 PM
  20. punkcm's Avatar
    I hope this happen soon.. if happen is awesome
    with Priv OS10 R.I.P
    11-05-15 01:18 PM

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