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BBM for Android Gingerbread 2.3.x

There have been many petitions over the years when it comes to brining apps to Android, with BBM and iFruit just two example. Thankfully, both apps are now available to those of you with an Android device, but if you are running Gingerbread 2.3x, then you already know BBM is not available to you.

In their wisdom, BBM developers seemed to have left out support for Android Gingerbread 2.3.x, and those affected by this decision have taken to BlackBerry Forums to ask for support. We do find it strange why BBM would only be made available to certain Android versions, especially when there is still such a huge user base for older versions.

Thankfully, their demands did not go unnoticed and so there is now a third-party port for Gingerbread devices. This is not the news you would have hoped because support is still limited. You can see some of the supported devices here.

Because this is a third-party port we would ask that you are cautious, but then you already know that. There are details on how you can get BBM for Android Gingerbread 2.3 and above, but you will need to download the bestwapcom browser first.

Several tests have been made and it does seem as though older Android smartphones are able to use BBM now. We wonder how long it will be before this support is done the official way?



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