by August 6, 2013 0 comments

In an exciting turn of events, Samsung has announced that it will offer the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) with its Galaxy devices via Google Play as well its own app store, Samsung Hub.

Earlier this year, the Canada-based smartphone brand officially announced that BBM will soon be available on multi-platforms most notably Android and iOS.

Samsung made this announcement via its Africa division. “At Samsung we are all about collaboration, innovation and driving consumer experience based on choice, value and customization to suit every lifestyle. As such, bringing a top tier messaging service such as BBM is another way that we are expanding the catalogue of our messaging services and offering customers an amazing way to stay instantly connected with colleagues, friends and family,” said George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa.

The Korean smartphone major has also detailed about the varied BBM offerings that will be available for Android users. Android users going for BBM will get BBM social network that includes BBM chat, multi-person chats and BBM Groups, wherein users can create groups of up to 30 people and able to share photos as well.

Interestingly, Samsung will first offer the BBM for its Galaxy users in Africa, followed by other markets, which is a strange move. BBM when launched for Android will compete with popular apps like WhatsApp, WeChat and Line that have downloaded by more than million users across the globe.

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