BlackBerry will be making Android apps available on their BlackBerry platform later this year with the launch of BlackBerry 10.3, and now the company has announced BlackBerry Guardian.
The Android apps that will be available on the platform will come from the Amazon Appstore, and now the company is looking to protect BlackBerry devices from any potential Malware with their BlackBerry Guardian app.
I’m happy to announce that starting with the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Guardian will automatically check all Android apps that customers install on their BlackBerry smartphones. This includes apps from the Amazon Appstore and apps installed from other sources. If a suspicious app is detected, the user will have the choice to proceed or cancel the installation. This on-device service will be available for free to users of the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic and future BlackBerry 10 devices. Existing BlackBerry 10 customers can expect to see BlackBerry Guardian in an upcoming BlackBerry 10 software update.
The new BlackBerry Guardian app will be available for BlackBerry 10.3 devices, and it will launch on the BlackBerry Passport which is expected to land in September.
BlackBerry has also said that they will make the app available to all future BlackBerry 10 devices, including the new BlackBerry Classic, it will also be available for existing BlackBerry 10 devices.