10-17-16 12:26 AM
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  1. ardakca's Avatar
    Hi, since software is the new BlackBerry. Do you guys know anything about future BlackBerry Album, File Manager and Browser apps being developed for Android? Google photos is bad. There is no file manager out of the box and I really wonder how would a BlackBerry Browser be given the focus on security.
    10-12-16 05:55 AM
  2. blackmass's Avatar
    Do they have a cloud backup option on the dteks.
    I mean contacts backup happens on google or blackberry.
    Actually with all the negativity, i am losing faith in the Mercury, would go for the dteks.
    10-12-16 07:12 AM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    They're not eager to reinvent the wheel outside of their strong suits of PIM and device security, which would explain why they're content using the stock equivalent for most of the OS instead of building their own. And since this is Android, you can easily find replacements for the default apps with just a little bit of effort; try Piktures, Solid Explorer and Habit Browser, respectively.
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    10-12-16 07:36 AM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Do they have a cloud backup option on the dteks.
    I mean contacts backup happens on google or blackberry.
    Actually with all the negativity, i am losing faith in the Mercury, would go for the dteks.
    It use the same Google Drive backup as most all Android's. Actually very impressive if you ever need to wipe your phone or lose it. At least for those of us willing to risk everything in Google's hands....

    Mercury... yeah we the CEO has chanced his stance to just thinking about, hours after telling investors they are getting all hardware cost off the books by the end of the fiscal year. I can see how you might lose faith in it's chances of being released.
    10-12-16 08:09 AM
  5. ardakca's Avatar
    They're not eager to reinvent the wheel outside of their strong suits of PIM and device security, which would explain why they're content using the stock equivalent for most of the OS instead of building their own. And since this is Android, you can easily find replacements for the default apps with just a little bit of effort; try Piktures, Solid Explorer and Habit Browser, respectively.
    None work as good as own app. I don't know how many androids you used but it differs a lot.
    10-12-16 08:23 AM
  6. thurask's Avatar
    None work as good as own app. I don't know how many androids you used but it differs a lot.
    So you'd prefer BlackBerry try to ape TouchWiz then?
    10-12-16 09:25 AM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I doubt anyone wants them to go that far....

    But a more BB10 type experience with a BB File manager... and photo viewer. Parts of that have to be already built into HUB anyway, unless it's utilizing some basic Android features.

    Browser... yeah that's a lot of work, both in development and up keep. Not a one and done type app.

    At this point... we'll be lucky if BlackBerry's software still includes consumer smartphone in a few years.
    10-12-16 09:31 AM
  8. conite's Avatar
    None work as good as own app. I don't know how many androids you used but it differs a lot.
    They work far, far better. BlackBerry was miles behind with their default apps.
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    10-12-16 09:33 AM
  9. ardakca's Avatar
    So you'd prefer BlackBerry try to ape TouchWiz then?
    You clearly did not understand . I don't know how you combined separate apps with an Android UI skin.
    10-12-16 10:02 AM
  10. ardakca's Avatar
    They work far, far better. BlackBerry was miles behind with their default apps.
    No they do not, at least for me. Google photos app is a disaster, quickpic is nice but since not native it I see the rendering process of the photo I open. Lots of stuff like this. Sony's Album App and Music apps are pretty great with Spotify integration for example.

    Plus a secured browser is something I would use with ad blockers and such.
    10-12-16 10:03 AM
  11. thurask's Avatar
    You clearly did not understand . I don't know how you combined separate apps with an Android UI skin.
    Reinventing the wheel just because is both the reason why TouchWiz exists and what you want BlackBerry to do with much less money and dev manpower than Samsung. Keep in mind, the BB10 file manager doesn't have select all after four years of development...

    In the time spent whinging on here you could try out a few apps from the Play Store and see how you like them.
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    10-12-16 10:06 AM
  12. ardakca's Avatar
    Reinventing the wheel just because is both the reason why TouchWiz exists and what you want BlackBerry to do with much less money and dev manpower than Samsung. Keep in mind, the BB10 file manager doesn't have select all after four years of development...

    In the time spent whinging on here you could try out a few apps from the Play Store and see how you like them.
    We can talk on why TouchWiz exists if you like but it has nothing to do with separate apps. So BlackBerry tried to ape Grace UI because of Hub? Or including shortcuts?

    I bet if they released a File manager on Android they would include the select option.

    All other OEMs offer their gallery apps. Be it Sony HTC or LG, Huawei, ZTE or Xiaomi.

    I am pretty skeptical of your depth into Google Play store but to ease the pain I can say I have been there and back. Thanks for nothing .
    10-12-16 10:12 AM
  13. blackmass's Avatar
    I doubt anyone wants them to go that far....

    But a more BB10 type experience with a BB File manager... and photo viewer. Parts of that have to be already built into HUB anyway, unless it's utilizing some basic Android features.

    Browser... yeah that's a lot of work, both in development and up keep. Not a one and done type app.
    Basically an Android Launcher, this is a great idea. A Blackberry experience, to new users like me & the 'same old' bb10 feel for the veteran bb10 users.
    Maybe a 3rd party can do it, if not blackberry.
    10-12-16 12:48 PM
  14. AmritD's Avatar
    Reinventing the wheel just because is both the reason why TouchWiz exists and what you want BlackBerry to do with much less money and dev manpower than Samsung. Keep in mind, the BB10 file manager doesn't have select all after four years of development...

    In the time spent whinging on here you could try out a few apps from the Play Store and see how you like them.
    A noob question but will just releasing a gallery app (Pictures) a music player and a file manager be as much as effort as touch wiz?
    I might be wrong but I feel BlackBerry can release these 3 apps.
    The reason being I personally am paranoid sharing all my files, pictures etc with 3rd party apps. I'd rather trust BlackBerry with it. Just my opinion though

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
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    10-12-16 01:35 PM
  15. ardakca's Avatar
    Basically an Android Launcher, this is a great idea. A Blackberry experience, to new users like me & the 'same old' bb10 feel for the veteran bb10 users.
    Maybe a 3rd party can do it, if not blackberry.
    Pretty nice idea. Even Microsoft has an android launcher ).
    10-12-16 01:42 PM
  16. Bla1ze's Avatar
    There is no file manager out of the box
    Actually there is, it just sucks lol.

    And don't expect a photo app or browser to come from BlackBerry, that would be an incredible waste of time. You might get a file manager though but only because people like you are stuck on the 'there is no file manager out of the box' misconception.
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    10-12-16 01:44 PM
  17. ardakca's Avatar
    Actually there is, it just sucks lol.

    And don't expect a photo app or browser to come from BlackBerry, that would be an incredible waste of time. You might get a file manager though.
    Embedded into the system I guess. Can't see the app icon or such. It might be Google's

    Why would a secure browser be a waste of time? There is literally none polished browsers with ad blockers and such.

    Photo app I agree. But I just hate the Google photos and the other gallery apps don't work without bugs. I am amazed how the apps get confused when I swipe left or right from the pkb. .
    10-12-16 01:47 PM
  18. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Why would a secure browser would be a waste of time?
    Because it already exists for the clients they care about.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....SEC_APP&hl=en
    10-12-16 01:53 PM
  19. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    A noob question but will just releasing a gallery app (Pictures) a music player and a file manager be as much as effort as touch wiz?
    I might be wrong but I feel BlackBerry can release these 3 apps.
    The reason being I personally am paranoid sharing all my files, pictures etc with 3rd party apps. I'd rather trust BlackBerry with it. Just my opinion though

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    You know I get not wanting to share info with more "parties" than you have too.... and I agree, especially when some of the most touted Android apps, have had some questionable things come up later (like ES File Explore).


    But at this point in the game, with BlackBerry moving out of hardware other than licensing it to so far one Indonesian company, for distribution only in that market. Not sure of the benefits of future Android App develpment, unless HUB+ is selling better than it seems to be.....
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    10-12-16 01:55 PM
  20. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I might be wrong but I feel BlackBerry can release these 3 apps.
    The reason being I personally am paranoid sharing all my files, pictures etc with 3rd party apps. I'd rather trust BlackBerry with it. Just my opinion though

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    You know a lot of the apps BlackBerry have released historically are nothing more than white labeled solutions, right?

    BlackBerry Travel = WorldMate.
    BBM Meetings = Zoom Cloud Meetings
    BlackBerry Assistant = Powered by Maluuba
    BBM Music = 7Digital

    On top of that, every system is pretty much built upon API's anyway, so the sharing of info is pretty high whether you realize it or not.
    Last edited by Bla1ze; 10-12-16 at 02:18 PM.
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    10-12-16 01:57 PM
  21. AmritD's Avatar
    You know a lot of the apps BlackBerry have released historically are nothing more than white labeled solutions, right?
    Media apps?
    I just know about BlackBerry travel

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    10-12-16 02:01 PM
  22. ardakca's Avatar
    Because it already exists for the clients they care about.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....SEC_APP&hl=en
    Don't see harm releasing the same browser for .99 a month.
    10-12-16 02:16 PM
  23. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Don't see harm releasing the same browser for .99 a month.
    Me either. I'm sure the 3 people wanting it wouldn't mind. Of course, it won't work because of the BES requirement, but you know, $3 is $3.
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    10-12-16 02:21 PM
  24. ardakca's Avatar
    Me either. I'm sure the 3 people wanting it wouldn't mind. Of course, it won't work because of the BES requirement, but you know, $3 is $3.
    Indeed.
    10-12-16 05:26 PM
  25. jaydee5799's Avatar
    No they do not, at least for me. Google photos app is a disaster, quickpic is nice but since not native it I see the rendering process of the photo I open. Lots of stuff like this. Sony's Album App and Music apps are pretty great with Spotify integration for example.

    Plus a secured browser is something I would use with ad blockers and such.
    I disagree. Google Photos is brilliant and nothing else is needed. I also use QuickPic and love it. Why are people so quick to judge apps just because they are Android?
    10-13-16 07:53 AM
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