1. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    At the moment, Android 4.4 KitKat is the latest version of Android at the moment, but at the same time chances are there are probably smartphone users out still running on older builds of Android. There can be a variety of reasons behind this, such as the decision not to change to a newer device because either it costs too much, or they really love their current device at the moment. Either way there are users out there who might be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread or maybe even older, a possibility that we cannot discount, and it seems that it is a possibility that BlackBerry cannot discount either, especially given that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still installed on about 21% of Android devices out there. That also means there is a large audience out there who are unable to use BBM due to Gingerbread not meeting BlackBerry?s requirements, but it looks like BlackBerry is hoping to change that. In an email sent out by BlackBerry, they are currently seeking beta testers who might still have Android devices running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread to help test their BBM app. Of course there?s no telling how this might work out as Gingerbread might simply be too old to provide a good experience for the user, but either way it?s good to know that BlackBerry is trying nonetheless.: BlackBerry Might Be Considering BBM For Android 2.3 Gingerbread Devices | Ubergizmo

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  2. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    This would be good as there is a canny sized marker of those devices around

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    01-15-14 01:23 AM
  3. rthonpm's Avatar
    Even if all they did was build a 'classic' version of BBM for older Android devices that just allowed the features we loved for so long on BBOS it may give the app a nice boost. I'm sure we all know people who still use older versions of Android, either because it works for them, or they may not have the money to upgrade to anything better.



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  4. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    The question is will it work on a Nokia 3310 haha lol

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    01-15-14 03:52 AM
  5. badiyee's Avatar
    a ray of.... light at the end of the tunnel for PlayBook community? xD hahaha *crosses fingers*
    01-15-14 04:58 AM
  6. bbhuh's Avatar
    Remember that many of these devices (gingerbread) are running 256mb ram. So, if bbm can run well on gingerbread (i doubt it - i hope i'm wrong!!!) many people will install that version instead of the current 'memory hog' version especially those who still on 512mb ram devices.

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    01-15-14 05:50 AM
  7. guitarrista's Avatar
    Seems like a good idea; surprised Gingerbread is down to 21% of extant Androids. My guess would have been around 30%.
    01-15-14 10:18 AM
  8. darkehawke's Avatar
    Only BlackBerry would think making an app for a dying user base makes more sense then making an app for a growing user base.
    Make it for windows phone instead. Why waste resources on gingerbread

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    01-15-14 10:31 AM
  9. darkehawke's Avatar
    Seems like a good idea; surprised Gingerbread is down to 21% of extant Androids. My guess would have been around 30%.
    It's probably less than 21% today

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    01-15-14 10:32 AM

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