Tech Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Pradeep Pandey
Updated Mon, 03 Jan 2022 02:11 PM IST
BlackBerry 7.1 OS, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions will be discontinued from January 4. These versions will no longer be updated in any way in the future.
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BlackBerry has said that it is discontinuing the BlackBerry operating system with effect from January 4, 2022. In September last year, BlackBerry had announced no customer support with the new phone, but gave those who have the phone till January 4. For your information, let us tell you that this will not affect those Blackberry phones which have Android operating system in Blackberry phones.
BlackBerry 7.1 OS, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions will be discontinued from January 4. These versions will no longer be updated in any way in the future. This means that BlackBerry phones will now be able to access data, make phone calls, send text messages and even call the emergency number 911 over cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.
Let us tell you that BlackBerry had partnered with Android in 2015, since then BlackBerry phones are being launched with Android OS. In 2016, the BlackBerry license was taken over by TCL. Blackberry is marketed by Optiemus Infracom in the Indian market. TCL has introduced smartphones like BlackBerry KeyOne and Key2 after taking the license of BlackBerry.
TCL said in February 2020 that it would no longer launch BlackBerry phones. Previously, companies that licensed BlackBerry had introduced phones until 2018. Texas-based company OnwardMobility released the teaser of Blackberry’s 5G phone in 2020 but till now no information has been received about the launch and availability of the phone.