Last week we heard that the new BlackBerry smartphones this year would come with Google’s Android OS, this lead to a lot of speculation about what the company was doing with their BlackBerry 10 OS.
BlackBerry has now posted details on the BlackBerry Blog about their plans for the BlackBerry 10 OS in 2016.
Consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10 smartphones such as Passport, Classic and others can look forward to many security and privacy enhancements in 2016. The coming version 10.3.3 will be certified for NIAP compliance, meaning it will have passed the strictest government-grade security tests, enabling us to further support our government and regulated customers who use BlackBerry 10 devices and demand the highest levels of security. We are also planning a version 10.3.4 for later this year with even more security improvements.
The company also confirmed that they are working on a new BlackBerry Android smartphone, there are rumored to be two new Android smartphones from BlackBerry this year, we are not expecting to see any new BB10 handsets from the company in 2016.