BlackBerry is reportedly in talks with global smartphone manufacturers about a secure version of Google’s Android OS designed by BlackBerry to be named ‘BlackBerry Secure.’ We know that Blackberry takes security with all seriousness, and the company wants to take things up a notch by licensing its own version of Android for hardware makers to use.
One of the more impressive angles of BlackBerry PRIV, DTEK50, DTEK60, and KEYone is what’s inside the software. BlackBerry has worked hard on a skin it believes is the safest and most secure of all skins ever created for the Android OS. The company partnered with TCL in creating KEYone, which has turned out to be a wide success, and will be looking to do the same with additional Android handset capable hardware makers moving forward.
The next deal could be with Optiemus, a company based on India who recently launched the limited edition BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black. Optiemus has a 10-year hardware license with BlackBerry in India, which is near its very beginning. Sources claim that this deal is similar to the one BlackBerry made with TCL.
BlackBerry has high hopes for ‘BlackBerry Secure’ and has made India its starting point. The company sees a large market in the location and thinks what it can supply will be a game-changer for privacy on Android devices as we know it to be.
SOURCE [ET Telecom]