BBM was all set to grace the Android phones and iPhones across the world. While iOS users were able to enjoy the app officially, Android users thought they will get the better of BBM by using the unreleased app. Well not any more. BlackBerry has released a statement via its official blog blaming the delay due to the unreleased version of the BBM for Android app that was posted on the internet; just like the one we managed to find. Check out our video review here > First Look
BlackBerry has decided to pause the Global roll out of the BBM in order to fix the security issues caused by the unreleased version of the BBM for Android app.
Check out the full statement here > BBM for iPhone and Android Update
Too lazy to click? Here’s what he statement reads:
Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.
Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.
As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone. Please follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest updates and go to www.BBM.com to sign-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone. These issues have not impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.
As for the ones who are using the unreleased BBM for Android, it has stopped functioning and will not be available for use before the official release on Google Play Store. Meanwhile, iPhone users can continue to enjoy the coveted messaging app.
As promised, we’ll give you all updates as soon as BlackBerry Messenger for Android is available on the Google Play Store. Also, please do not download any other fake BBM applications from the Play Store. The official BlackBerry developer id on the Play Store is BlackBerry Limited.