News by Luke Jones on Thursday January 14, 2016.
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BlackBerry has already confirmed that there will be no new hardware this year running the BB10 operating system, and unless something changes we may never see hardware running the company's proprietary platform ever again. However, the Canadian manufacturer is not turning its back on BB10 and will continue to maintain and update the platform for existing devices, starting with the next upgrade.The update is BlackBerry 10.3.2.2876 and it is now beginning to be rolled out around the globe, with the patch bringing an update to the Calendar, the removal of the BBM Meetings app, and patches for the Android Player. BlackBerry CEO John Chen has already said that the OS will be maintained with security and privacy updates, the company recognizing that many enterprise partners still use the platform. Enterprise is of course paramount for BlackBerry and the company says it will continue to receive certifications for BB 10.3 to be used by governments around the world. It is good that the company is continuing to support its system as we think it is a stellar mobile operating system that was simply hampered by a lack of developer support in terms of apps. Either way, BlackBerry is now an Android OEM in the wake of the Priv smartphone of course, and the company is going to expand its Android hardware this year with two new handsets.
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