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BlackBerry Priv apps turn up on Android’s Google Play Store

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

Related: BlackBerry Priv: Is it worth getting excited about?

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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