BlackBerry is choosing Google's Android OS over its BB 10. BlackBerry has announced that it would release at least one Android Smartphone every year.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed its plans about his company's plans to launch an Android Smartphone. He spoke about the developments to Roger Cheng of CNET at CES 2016. Last year, Blackberry launched the Android BlackBerry Priv Secure Smartphone. It is rumored that BlackBerry is working on another Android Smartphone, the BlackBerry "Priv" that could have a physical keyboard this year.
The company announced that the BlackBerry Priv will be available via T-Mobile, Spring and Verizon in the US. The Smartphone will also be launched ins several regions in Asia. The BlackBerry Priv smartphone launched last year is is one of the most secure android smartphones. BlackBerry has been struggling to be profitable.Earlier, in an interview with Bloomberg, John Chen said that BlackBerry was looking at margins and not volumes.
However, if BlacBerry does not perform well this year even with the new Android based Smartphones, it would not make any point to make phones at all.