A while back, rumors of BlackBerry tinkering around with the world’s most popular mobile OS where hovering over the internet. Today, we get to see a video of Blackberry Passport running Android Lollipop and is being used as a testing platform for Blackberry that will allegedly be available later this year. A video showing the BlackBerry Passport very clearly running Android Lollipop has surfaced.
Don’t be fooled, this not a stock Android Phone, you will find some BlackBerry-centric features visible, but you also see Android home screen, app drawer, and Google Play. We feel that this is what Blackberry should have done in the first place in 2008 if they wanted to stay relevant in the smartphone industry. A previous leak of the Blackberry Venice seems to be the priority — especially considering how much we’ve already seen of it.
But clearly there’s a significant Android movement happening at the company’s labs right now, even as it continues to sell BlackBerry 10 devices. It’s believed that these new phones will borrow features from BB10 like BlackBerry Hub. (BlackBerry Messenger is already available across Android and iOS.)