Many have been anticipating the eventual release of BBM for Android this weekend, as the popular messaging platform will
never soon be available to many more smartphone consumers.
However, in what was supposed to be a weekend filled of fanfare for the arrival of the application, we have seen nothing but the exact opposite.
Android users have been waiting hours upon hours for the app to be released but nothing has been released so far.
Blackberry made a statement yesterday regarding the delayed rollout.
Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.
Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit www.BBM.com to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.
After yesterday’s explanation, an update was expected for Sunday. Guess again, BBM fans. Blackberry still has nothing to show except for a new tweet, sent out earlier today.