Google and BlackBerry get in bed: Here’s what they are up to

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BlackBerry and Google are working closely together to set new standards in enterprise mobile security for organizations deploying Android™ devices. What they have done is bring BES12 to Android Lollipop to deliver end-to-end security across all devices deployed in a corporate environment.

BES12 provides control over the availability and usage of devices, apps, activities and critical data, as well as lock down critical data both on-device and in-transit. With secured work spaces on Android devices,

This is how you roll when what you offer is needed by everyone else. BlackBerry’s encryption and security remains second-to-none on the industry. Now, Android Lollipop users can deploy sensitive corporate work on their devices.

While some media are reporting this incidence as Google throwing BlackBerry a lifeline. In my opinion, if Google has nothing to gain here, we wouldn’t be having this conversation at all. It may be a lifeline, but its one obtained by competence. It certainly wasn’t thrown at BlackBerry. Google are not philanthropists.

  1. The Google and BlackBerry announcement isn’t surprising is the light of recent comments coming from Microsoft.

    BlackBerry was highly successful in the corporate environment, and companies who no longer use BlackBerry phones are moving to Lumias or iPhones. There have been some Android roll outs but from my knowledge they’re not in the majority.

    Google wants Android to be a dominant player in the corporate and enterprise world. It’s that simple. And BES12 is the boat that will enable them to get there. Let’s wait and see how this pans out.

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