The launch of the BlackBerry Priv is imminent, and BB is readying up its Android offerings ahead of time.
Heralding the arrival of the Android slider phone, BlackBerry has published a number of self-branded apps on the Google Play Store.
The most notable addition is the BlackBerry Launcher, which adds a number of new features to the Android home screen.
These include a ‘B’ button to launch the browser, BlackBerry Pop-Up Widgets, and new icon packs.
The full list of BlackBerry apps, as noted by BlackBerry Central, on the Google Play Store reads as follows:
- BlackBerry Launcher
- BlackBerry Keyboard
- MicrosoftexFAT for BlackBerry
- BlackBerry Services
- BlackBerry Password Keeper
- BlackBerry Camera
- DTEK by BlackBerry
Unfortunately, you can’t download the keyboard or launcher just yet – although they are listed as ‘free’.
This means that it’s still not clear whether the BB apps will be available for use on non-BB Android phones.
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