BlackBerry and Google solidify deal to “set new standards in enterprise mobile security”
The slew of whispers surrounding a larger partnership between BlackBerry and Google – formerly due to leaked pictures of BlackBerry phones running on Android and so on – went up a notch, with BlackBerry buying the AndroidSecured.com website name.
Hitting that address goes to some curious page which claims the written text: “BlackBerry and Google will work carefully together to create new standards in enterprise mobile to safeguard organisations implementing Android products.”
It’s worth observing this is within some aspect old news BlackBerry and Google are partners within the Android for Work (AfW) initiative using the enablement of BES12. Through Android Lollipop and BES12, the 2 companies promise the confident deployment of Android products within the enterprise, through comprehensive enterprise mobility management (EMM), client-side lockdown so that all corporate assets on worker products have been in control no matter possession model, in addition to containerisation and application wrapping.
Through Google Play for Work, organisations can’t only look for a wide variety of apps for Android products – formerly something of the obstacle for BlackBerry around the device side – along with the capability to rapidly create apps while using Android application framework.
This move certainly is sensible given BlackBerry’s current condition – within the software and security market, as opposed to the device market. Naturally, BlackBerry seems within the EMM portion of the AfW partners page, as opposed to the nine-strong device partners area.
One investor went to date regarding say BlackBerry should get free from the unit market altogether. Nelson Cruz, a investor in BlackBerry, creates for that Motley Fool: “I think the organization includes a future in such things as software and security, but until it can find the application situation taken care of, I believe it’s condemned to fail within the smartphone space.”
That ‘app situation’ is unquestionably bolstered to utilise Google Play. BlackBerry products still hit the stands, together with a Classic in cobalt blue, and also the Leap, a successor to the Passport model. As the advice in one investor to leave products altogether seems an extreme step, it’s not your best option for BlackBerry. The organization has got the products, the operating-system, the QNX platform, and patents amongst others.
Given BlackBerry’s strong legacy and credentials in mobile phone management and enterprise security – a place Chief executive officer John Chen made virtually as soon as he showed up at the organization – then baking BlackBerry software into Google ‘hardware’ (HTC, Huawei, Samsung and so forth) and software makes sense. If the opposite could be stated lengthy term, of Android running in BlackBerry products, remains seen, leaked photos or else.