BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) has announced on Wednesday the introduction of BlackBerry Hub+ for Android as part of the new software licensing program under its Mobility Solutions business segment, which aims to maximize BlackBerry 10 features.
As Ralph Pini, BlackBerry Mobility Solutions Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Manager (GM), explained, Mobility Solutions is responsible for developing a software strategy that can integrate the company’s offerings and make them available on other platforms.
BlackBerry Hub+ is a suite of BlackBerry productivity apps tailored specifically for smartphones operating with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now, as Pini noted, Android users can access the best of BlackBerry on their Android smartphones for a more efficient experience.
BlackBerry Hub+ includes user-favorite features such as BlackBerry Hub, calendar, contacts, device search, launcher, notes, password keeper, and tasks.
Presently, a 30-day free trial is available on Google Play. With it, users can access the BlackBerry Hub, calendar, and password keeper features on their Android devices. Once the trial period has expired, users can continue to use BlackBerry Hub+ with ads. For a full and ads-free experience, users need to subscribe for $0.99 monthly.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Availability
Last week, BlackBerry has revealed that the most secure Android device in the world, BlackBerry DTEK50, is already available for pre-orders online.
Pini reiterated that the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a testament to how much the company values the privacy needs of consumers as it boasts with distinct, state-of-the-art privacy and security features running on Android Marshmallow 6.0. Pini further emphasized that BlackBerry DTEK50 is a unique integration of the Android platform and BlackBerry’s rich security and productivity features.
BlackBerry DTEK50 is built with exceptional security functionalities such as Android OS hardening, DTEK by BlackBerry app, FIPS 140-2 Compliant Full Disk Encryption, Hardware Root of Trust, Rapid Security Patching, and Secure Boot Process. Meanwhile, productivity capabilities include Android for Work and Google Play for Work and Full Enterprise Mobility Management. BlackBerry DTEK50 also comes with an excellent design, primarily made to meet comfort and style. Some of its most notable features also include BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Intelligent Keyboard, customizeable BlackBerry Convenience Key, a 13-MP rear camera, an eight-MP front camera, a support for microSD cards with up to 2TB of capacity, and many more.