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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.

If only it had a QWERTY keyboard. Photo: LG

If only it had a QWERTY keyboard. Photo: LG

If you’re still missing your old clamshell smartphone but you couldn’t bear to be without Instagram and Facebook, LG’s new Ice Cream Smart could be just what you’re looking for. It’s an Android-powered flip phone with a physical keypad that runs all your favorite apps.

Is Samsung still chasing BlackBerry? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Is Samsung still chasing BlackBerry? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

BlackBerry may be on its last legs and struggling to attract new customers, but that won’t dissuade Samsung from spending big to buy the company. While both companies have dismissed takeover reports over the past week, a new report claims Samsung really is still interested in acquiring a significant stake in the Canadian smartphone maker.

BBM updates are incoming. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

BBM updates are incoming. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

BlackBerry is today rolling out a new BBM update across all platforms, but it’s the users on Android and iOS who will enjoy its biggest changes. In addition to support for stickers in group chat and improvements to the timed messages function, this release brings a brand new look to iOS and compatibility with Lollipop on Android.

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