Apps & Software

Leaked: BBM for Android Gingerbread OS

Leaked: BBM for Android Gingerbread OS

We had heard that BBM was coming to Android users on Gingerbread next month, but if we can get a little earlier, why not? This evening, we got a hold of a BBM for Android beta APK that Gingerbread owners can run on their devices. This specific BBM for Android app has a couple of tweaks in the UI, like the top bar being black instead of gray, and comes with the “Find Friends on BBM” feature that is in the closed BBM for Android 2.0 beta.

This BBM for Android app does not have BBM Channels on it, and BBIDs are not whitelisted, which means anyone can use it and log in without any problems. Also worth noting is the fact that even though it’s a Gingerbread version of BBM, it hasn’t worked for us on the PlayBook. We’ve tried converting the apk to a BAR, but upon loading, it always force closes on us.

On an Android device though, it runs fairly well, and it’s fair to say BlackBerry has done a good job with it. If you have an Android device that’s running Gingerbread, download the APK below, and install it. Let us know how it’s working for you in the comments below.

Click to add a comment

Be the First to Comment!


Apps & Software

Executive Editor, N4BB | I love pasta, and mobile tech. Not necessarily in that order.

More in Apps & Software


Samsung Will Allow Chinese Users to Remove Pre-loaded Apps

Stefany BaezJuly 30, 2015

Google Translate for Android Adds 20 Languages to Video Text Translations

Stefany BaezJuly 29, 2015

Yahoo Launches Livetext – A Silent Video Messaging App

JT TeranJuly 29, 2015

“OK Google” Will Now Send Messages From Third Party Apps

Stefany BaezJuly 28, 2015

Twitter Grows to over 316 Million Monthly Users

JT TeranJuly 28, 2015
BBM for iPhone

BBM for iPhone Updated with Bug Fixes and Improvements

JT TeranJuly 27, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 5.06.31 PM

Periscope for iOS Update Lets You Mute Users

JT TeranJuly 27, 2015

Instagram Rolling Out Quick Edit Feature on Android

Stefany BaezJuly 27, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 8.49.15 PM

Apple Puts 100 Titles On Sale in the App Store

JT TeranJuly 23, 2015