Look what we have here – BBM for Android, again. After the failed launch almost two weeks back, BBM for Android enters beta testing again and is again available to a selected group of testers. It has been revealed that BBM for Android brings some new features and changes, which were not present in the previous version.
Those who tried the new BBM for Android say it comes with a new welcome screen that explains the app notifications and the constant notifications in the status bar can now be disabled from the application. Additionally, the new BBM for Android comes with a better, polished UI compared to the earlier version.
The company still didn’t mention any exact re-launch date for BBM for Android and iOS, even to the beta testers. But, it’s a good sign that company is still working on the application, which means that we may see a global launch soon. Let’s just hope that we do not run in to similar problems as the last release.
In case you forgot, an APK of the final BBM for Android was leaked just before the launch, which was downloaded by almost 1.1 million people. As a result, it created some server problems for the Canadian manufacturer. These circumstances forced Blackberry to postpone the launch for both platforms. At the same time, the application was going through a smooth release for iOS and was launched in many countries, which was taken off the App Store as well. Those who downloaded the application on their iOS device could use it without any problems.