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BBM now available on Android Gingerbread devices

By Simon Thomas on 19th February 2014

BBM for Android Gingerbread

BlackBerry have released a new version of their BBM app for devices running on Android Gingerbread.


Now those with smartphones and tablets running on the older version of Android (2.3) can chat with friends and family on the popular messaging app. That's not an insignificant number because 21 per cent of all Android devices worldwide currently run on Gingerbread.


BlackBerry havn't commented on whether the Gingerbread release has any features omitted, so presumably it's identical to the recently released BBM 2.0 for Android. That means users will be able to make free voice calls, hold group chats, send files to other users and chat with like-minded people in BBM Channels.


BBM is currently available on Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices, but still no news on a version for Windows Phone. The release of BBM for Gingerbread is good news for everyone because it means more of your friends and family will now be able to access the service.


Have you installed BBM on your Android Gingerbread device? Let us know your experiences so far and which features are available by leaving a comment below.

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