BlackBerry Messenger or BBM was set to be launched earlier this week but the BBM for Android build got leaked just couple of hours before it was supposed to go live at the Google Play Store and the unreleased version caused havoc forcing BlackBerry to pause the release of the official BBM app for both Android and iOS. Now BlackBerry has again issued a statement saying that it won’t launch the BBM app for either Android or iOS this week.
Head of BBM, Andrew Bocking, announced this though a post on BlackBerry Blog saying “We attempted to address the problems caused by the unreleased version throughout the day on Saturday, but as active users of the unreleased app neared a million – and accelerated – it became clear that the only way to address the issue was to pause the rollout for both Android and iPhone.”
He added, “The team is now focused on adjusting the system to completely block this unreleased version of the Android app when we go live with the official BBM for Android app. We are also making sure that the system is reinforced to handle this kind of scenario in the future. While this may sound like a simple task – it’s not. This will take some time and I do not anticipate launching this week.”
Off late, a large number of fake BlackBerry Messenger applications have made their way to the Google Play store. Needless to say that the leaked application that are available through third party websites will no longer work even in the future. So, users should resist themselves from installing the un-official BBM applications that are available on Google Play as they might trick the users to reveal personal information which would cost them dearly in the end.