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BlackBerry's world famous security is coming to Android. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

BlackBerry’s world famous security is coming to Android. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

BlackBerry may be struggling to attract smartphone users to its own BlackBerry 10 platform, but it may have more success helping others improve theirs. The Canadian company today announced that it is now working with Google to make Android devices more secure.

BlackBerry 10 wasn't the savior BlackBerry hoped it would be. Photo: BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 wasn’t the savior BlackBerry hoped it would be. Photo: BlackBerry

BlackBerry’s smartphone business is imploding in a big way in the U.K., where the company is currently losing around 56,000 users every month to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, new research shows.

Just two years ago, the Canadian company had around 8 million non-business users in the U.K., but that figure is expected to fall below 1 million by the end of this year.

Google Play becomes king of the mobile app platforms. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google Play becomes king of the mobile app platforms. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Who says iOS has all the apps? According to new data, Google isn’t just kicking butt when it comes to market share, but also mobile apps as well. The search giant’s Play Store now offers a great selection of titles than the App Store, but Apple fans will argue that quality is more important than quantity.

BBM-Channels

BlackBerry finally gave in and brought its famous BBM messaging service to Android and iOS last year, but it wanted to remind us that it still had a smartphone platform of its own by giving its apps a nasty BlackBerry 10 style user interface. Upcoming BBM updates will change that, however, with a new makeover that brings a more native user experience.

Amazon-Appstore

BlackBerry has today announced that it is teaming up with Amazon to bring Android apps and other content to BlackBerry 10. The licensing deal will see the Amazon Appstore pre-installed with the BB 10.3 update coming this fall, making 200,000 Android apps readily available to BlackBerry users.

BlackBerry also confirmed it will be closing its own music and video stores this July.

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