Not smartphone: BlackBerry's Android Secured website is all about Android security, management

BlackBerry has finally used the domains by launching Android Secured -- a website that offers details on management and updates on security of Android handsets.

Arti Singh August 07, 2015 08:11:14 IST
Not smartphone: BlackBerry's Android Secured website is all about Android security, management

Android is no rival, but business for BlackBerry, and it was quite clear last month when the Canadian smartphone maker purchased couple of domain names -- AndroidSecured.net and AndroidSecured.com, fuelling speculations that the company might get into making Android smartphone.

Several blog posts claimed that the company may build a device powered by Google's Android platform. There were reports doing rounds that BlackBerry is working on an Android smartphone, codenamed Venice.

Not smartphone BlackBerrys Android Secured website is all about Android security management

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That time BlackBerry chose to remain silent on the speculation. However, the company -- which is making good bucks from its software services -- has shared something concrete on its Android plans.

BlackBerry has finally used the domains by launching Android Secured -- a website that offers details on management and updates on security of Android handsets.

It’s no secret that we’re in the business of managing and securing Android smartphones and tablets. The proliferation of the Android platform at home and at work is staggering, presenting unique challenges for businesses looking to get consistent productivity and IT departments looking to mitigate security risks, BlackBerry said in its blog post.

"Solving these challenges is something that we’re passionate about; and with Secure Work Space, Android for Work support, and Samsung KNOX management capabilities made possible by BES12, we can really put our money where our mouth is."

"To that end we’ve recently launched the Android Secured hub for fresh news and updates on all things Android security and Android management," Luke Reimer, senior marketing manager at BlackBerry, said.

Through this announcement, BlackBerry has made it crystal clear that the website is not related to the company making Android smartphone.

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