Don't get burned by BBM! Another app claiming to be BlackBerry Messenger for Android has fooled phone fans yet again.
Whatever you do, don't download BlackBerry Messenger BBM published by BlackBerry Social -- or any app on Google Play purporting to be BBM for Android.
Fake apps are springing up to take advantage of loyal BBMers champing at the bit for the long-promised but still elusive BBM app for Android and iOS. It'shas taken in impatient BlackBerry defectors looking to to reconnect with old friends on their new iPhone or Android phone. Scam ads target you with ads, spam or worse.
Samsung hasbecome part of the Samsung Messenger Hub. Adverts shown on YouTube in Africa , but there's still no further official word on an actual release date.
It's not yet clear when BBM will come to Android phones here in the UK. Recent figures suggest BBM is still the most popular messaging app in Britain, but as many ditch BlackBerry around the world rivals likeare gaining ground.
Even BlackBerry itself is getting a bit previous,. The genuine article will be free from Google Play and Samsung's own app store. We'll let you know as soon as it appears.
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