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Rumors of an Android-powered BlackBerry just won't die. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Rumors of an Android-powered BlackBerry just won’t die. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone will be an affordable device aimed at emerging markets, according to a new report. Codenamed “Prague,” the handset is expected to take cues from last year’s budget BlackBerry Z3, and it could go on sale as soon as August.

Can Samsung save BlackBerry?

Can Samsung save BlackBerry?

A recent report claimed BlackBerry will turn to Android to save itself from extinction, and now it seems the Canadian company could be teaming up with Samsung to make that happen. It’s thought the pair are working on a new smartphone powered by Lollipop that will be secured by BlackBerry services.

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.

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