Earlier this year BlackBerry announced that it was going to release BlackBerry Messenger for both iOS and Android. The release hasn’t taken place as yet, but it is expected that the company will elaborate on that in the coming days. Samsung was one of the first companies to begin promoting BBM for Android, the focus of that promotion has largely been in Africa. Samsung Nigeria has confirmed over Twitter a local news report that the company is getting a three month exclusive with BBM for Android in the continent. It is now said that Samsung will release BBM for its Android devices there on Friday.
Despite the fact that the tweet went out from Samsung Nigeria’s official Twitter account, the company hasn’t revealed any more details about the exclusivity agreement. BlackBerry has reportedly denied that BBM for Android will be exclusive to Samsung’s Android smartphones for three months in Africa. BlackBerry is conducting an event on September 18th where it is expected to make announcements related to BBM for iOS and Android. It is also expected to unveil the BlackBerry Z30, its first ever phablet. The event takes place in Malaysia. It isn’t known at this point in time when the company’s messaging service will be released for all Android devices around the globe.