KOMPAS.com – BlackBerry OS was once an alternative operating system besides Android and iOS, but gradually its name sank because it lost popularity. BlackBerry itself has recently switched to Android.
BlackBerry has extended support for its legacy operating systems several times, but now the end of their history is set. Through the description on the site, BlackBerry has set a schedule, namely January 4, 2022.
The date marks end-of-life of the three legacy operating systems BlackBerry, namely Blackberry 7.1 OS, Blackberry 10, and Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.1
“After January 4, 2022, devices running this service (OS) will no longer operate. Our services will be extended until that date as an expression of gratitude to our loyal partners and customers,” wrote BlackBerry.
The end of the BlackBerry OS support period will have an impact on a number of other services such as BlackBerry Link, BlackBerry Desktop Manager, BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Protect – with the exception of the new AI-based version of BlackBerry Protect.
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The BBM Enterprise and BBM Enterprise for Individual Use (BBMe) instant messaging applications will continue to function and be available on platform other than BlackBerry OS, as assembled KompasTekno from the BlackBerry site, Tuesday (15/9/2020).
The last BlackBerry OS 10 and BBOS devices were produced in 2015. In 2017, BlackBerry extended its support period by two years. Then, in 2019, the support period was extended again, until finally it was stopped on January 4, 2022.