BlackBerry, a global provider
of mobile communications, announced the launch of a software licensing program for its Mobility Solutions
business by introducing the BlackBerry Hub+ for Android. It is designed to boost productivity and ease communication on Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphones.
“An important initiative of the Mobility Solutions unit is a software strategy that combines BlackBerry’s strength in security, engineering savvy and device experience. The result – the ability to extend the best of BlackBerry’s secure communications and productivity features to any Android M consumer, enterprise or government customer,” said Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Mobility Solutions, BlackBerry.
Our customers have always raved about the unique experience of our proprietary productivity apps such as the BlackBerry Hub, calendar and contacts, amongst others. I’m excited that we’re now able to offer these amazing features to all Android users that demand the most out of their smartphones.
Managed by Mobility Solutions, Hub+ for Android is a suite of applications that includes the BlackBerry Hub, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks, device search, launcher and password keeper applications for Android smartphones.
The mobile company has made available a free trial of the program that can be downloaded from Google Play
and accessed from any Android device running 6.0 Marshmallow. After a 30-day trial, users can continue using the apps for free with an ad-based experience, or subscribe to the entire suite of apps for $0.99 a month, which will include additional features such as contacts, tasks, device search, notes and launcher.
Additionally, users can choose to download the full suite from Google Play or just pick their favorite apps.
The company further stated in a blogpost
We’re looking to expand access to Hub+ to customers running Android 5.0 Lollipop, and also investigating how best to deliver the BlackBerry experience on iOS devices, too. Expect to see us bring more similar software offerings to enterprise and individual customers soon.