BlackBerry finally released an official BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for iOS yesterday and made it available from the App Store, but no signs of Android app seen in the Google Play Store. Download BBM for Android? But how to get a direct download link and where is the question. Full details after the jump1
Those who are anxiously waiting for the release of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android are warned that there are a list of Fake Android BBM clients settled on the Play Store currently. The best place to find aq genuine BBM app for Android is the BlackBerry Limited app listing page from here. Where you currently not see any official BlackBerry Messenger available at the moment, but it is confirmed that soon will be available for free download.
Prior the launch of BBM For Android, an unreleased version of the Messenger app was spotted online in the form of APK, more than 1.1 million active users have downloaded in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android version BBM app.
Warned those using BlackBerry Messenger on Android – BlackBerry issued a statement indicating that issues related to the leaked version of BBM have caused unforesean problems and put the official release of Android BBM and iOS on hold. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone.
The exception is here. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BlackBerry’s Messenger app though, the unreleased Android app will be disabled, and users who have already made a download (direct link) should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.
Although the leaked BBM apk download was not the final version of Android app, but contained bugs. Here are some significant issues with BBM servers that caused the delay in the release.
“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.”
To clarify the issue, as said disabled the leaked version of BBM for Android, and let iPhone users continue to use it. For a global roll-out for both Android and iOS mobile operating systems, the BBM company didn’t mentioned any exact release date for the application. You can follow BBM on Twitter or subscribe to BBM website for more official updates about the launch.
(Download: BBM for iPhone from iOS App Store)