Blackberry has teamed up with Google to bring a more secure version of Android to business users. The partnership will create a more enterprise-ready version of Android OS with the security features of BES12 integrated into Android 5.0 Lollipop and Google Play for Work.
The move is a big win for both parties as Google might finally be able to break into the enterprise market where Blackberry once ruled and Apple is now dominant. Blackberry, on the other hand can to some extent stop worrying about building its own platform.
Essentially, users will get the same level of security that Blackberry devices are renowned for while also having access to Google’s vast app library and other great functionalities of Android OS.
The announcement also gives wings to the rumoured Blackberry device running Android OS which could just be the device that saves the Canadian company’s ailing hardware unit.