There are currently 1.4 billion active Android devices worldwide and 8 out of every 10 phones in the world use the Android operating system. Your Android device is more than a communication tool. It has become an indispensable tool as a navigator, shopping partner, productivity enhancer and for capturing memories.

The smartphone stores a treasure trove of information - from detailed location history, website browsing data and app usage information to our contacts, call logs and personal media. And several companies would do anything to get their hands on this data - by hook or by crook. As the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android is often the target of malicious applications, viruses, and trojans.

Google is quick to release security updates and patches apart from upgrading to a new version every year.

So, all is well then

Not really. Android Marshmallow - the 6th major version of the Android operating system is used by only 15 percent of the total number of Android users. This leaves a gaping hole for attackers to get your data by exploiting vulnerabilities identified in the previous versions of Android. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done as a user, but to wait for the device manufacturer to update your smartphone.

If you are serious about protecting your privacy (and who isn’t?) and don’t want to compromise your personal information for productivity, then BlackBerry’s Android devices is what you should look for. With its laser focus on privacy and security, the BlackBerry has secured its devices from the moment they are manufactured and the devices remain secure throughout its lifecycle.

Ensuring security right from the start.


Every BlackBerry Android smartphone contains unique security keys which verify the authenticity of the device every time they connect to the internet. This ensures that your device is authentic and tamperproof. BlackBerry not only uses the latest version of Android but enhances the operating system with numerous configuration changes to strengthen the security.

BlackBerry’s Android devices also use US government-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption) to protect your private information like personal pictures or banking info, if your phone is lost or stolen.

The secure boot process ensures that only a BlackBerry signed OS can be loaded and that the OS hasn’t been tampered with. Each stage of the secure boot process verifies that the next component hasn’t been tampered with before loading it. Once upgraded to a new Android version, BlackBerry ensures that the user cannot downgrade to an older version.

The latest Android version and security updates for life.


Nearly 90% of Android devices are exposed to critical vulnerabilities due to slow patching. Device manufacturers take months or even years (or sometimes, the device is just abandoned) to release security updates. Not BlackBerry. Their Android smartphones is not likely to be on the abandoned list. This is simply because BlackBerry has introduced a new 30-day patching protocol, which is designed to address Android vulnerabilities quickly. This functions alongside Android’s 30-day vulnerability disclosure schedule.

In fact, BlackBerry is the first OEM to deliver patches in line with Google’s public disclosure, closing the window of vulnerability exposure to customers.

For instance, on 7th August 2016, Checkpoint announced that 900 million Android smartphones have vulnerabilities due to Qualcomm chipsets which give attackers access to capabilities such as keylogging, GPS tracking, recording video and audio while granting unrestricted access to sensitive personal data. Within 10 days, BlackBerry released the software update and was the first OEM to fix the Quadrooter. All StarHub customers with a PRIV will get the software update over-the-air.

No more trading privacy for free apps.


Nearly 30% of mobile apps steal and sell your contacts, messages, photos, or browsing history to parties ranging from aggressive advertisers to cybercriminal. We live in a world where everything is interconnected, so controlling what’s shared and with whom is a challenge. BlackBerry’s Android smartphones come with a visual tool called DTEK which helps you to monitor, control and track the overall security of the device. You can take charge of your security settings and enhance device security through features such as anti-theft protection, integrity protection, password protection, and remote device management.

The tool also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is taking pictures or videos without your knowledge, turning your microphone on, sending a text message, or accessing your contacts or location.

The power of BlackBerry is now on Android.


With BlackBerry, you don’t just get the most secure Android phone in the world, but also its suite of preloaded BlackBerry productivity apps such as BBM, Password Keeper, Hub, Contacts and Calendar among others.

With a BlackBerry smartphone running Android, you have the superior privacy and security you’ve come to expect from BlackBerry with the flexibility of Android’s ecosystem and apps.

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