BBM for Android and iOS delayed due to leaked app
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The much awaited launch of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS was set to begin today, even though some Android users already had access thanks to a leaked version of the app. Now it looks as if that leaked version caused some problems for BlackBerry, going so far as to delay the official launch.
Both versions of the app were expected to be available today through the Google Play Store and iTunes, but the Android version never showed up and New Zealand was the only region to briefly receive it for iOS. BlackBerry has since revealed that they are pausing the application's roll-out, claiming that the 1.1 million Android users who downloaded the leak caused issues which must now be addressed.
The company hasn't exactly outlined what the actual problem is; however, as part of the fix they're disabling the leaked version but keeping functionality for iPhone users who were quick enough to grab the release. When the problems are eventually fixed, BlackBerry will transition to a country-staggered release for Android while the iOS launch will continue as planned.