BlackBerry releases BBM client for Android, iOS, then recalls software due to “rogue version” concerns
Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2013, 11:05
Category: iOS, News, Software
Not that BlackBerry’s officially dead in the water (yet), but this isn’t a great sign.
Per Mac|Life, BlackBerry announced Saturday that it had suspended the rollout of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for iPhone and Android over concerns that a rogue version of the Android app would cause issues with the service.
Originally scheduled for release on Saturday, BlackBerry’s BBM app for iPhone actually did make it out of the gate in a few countries such as New Zealand, only to be withdrawn from the App Store after the company decided to hit the pause button on the global rollout.
Those users lucky enough to have downloaded BBM for iPhone can continue using it, while the unreleased Android app — currently in use by 1.1 million users — will be disabled until BlackBerry can get get things back to normal.
“As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone,” the company noted in a blog post.
The company has yet to specify as to exactly when its messaging client will once again roll out for Android and iOS.