Blackberry Is Partnership With Google To Secure Android Devices

Blackberry Is Working With Google To Secure Android Devices. 

BlackBerry Limited, formerly known as Research In Motion Limited, is a Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company. In November Blackberry announced partnership with Samsung. 

BlackBerry said it is offering a "highly secure mobility solution" for Samsung's Android devices. The new system weds BlackBerry's security platform with the South Korean company's own security software for its line-up of Galaxy devices that are powered by Google's Android operating system.

On Wednesday, BlackBerry outlined a similar tie-up directly with Google, to manage devices equipped with Android for Work - Google's own solution to securely separate business and personal data and applications.

The news sent BlackBerry stock up as much as 4.7% to C$13.41 at 2:32 pm New York time. Google, based in Mountain View, California, advanced as much as 1.9% to $546.22.

The partnership shows BlackBerry’s reputation for security is still strong, said Kevin Stadtler, president of Stadtler Capital Management Llc. “One shortcoming of the Android platform is security. They’re partnering with BlackBerry in order to directly address that,” Stadtler, who owns BlackBerry stock, said by phone.

Android for Work focuses on three key themes:

>> Enhanced security: New Android security features aimed at protecting business and private data

>> Simplified management: New features to simplify IT administrator experience across both BYOD and corporate-owned devices.

>> Open platform for innovation: Partnerships with OEMs, ISVs and EMMs to leverage Android’s framework to offer greater device choice, applications and functionality.

Source: Reuters, Livemint

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