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BBM for Android screenshots leak as beta group expands

We have yet to see anything further from BlackBerry in terms of the BBM for Android release. Officially speaking BBM for Android is expected to arrive sometime before the end of the summer. As we can tell from the calendar, that means the app may not be arriving in the Play Store until as late as September 21st. But with that in mind, it does appear as if the beta test group has recently been opened up a bit wider.

BBM for Android could arrive as late as September 21

BBM for Android has yet to arrive. The rumors persist and BlackBerry has previously confirmed that it would be available sometime this summer. The key is to when that arrival will actually happen though. Earlier rumors pointed towards a June 27th launch. That date was tweeted and then deleted by T-Mobile UK. In the meantime, the folks at Blackberry have maintained that summer release.

BlackBerry Messenger for Android coming June 27

BlackBerry Messenger looks like it will be arriving for Android users on June 27th. We have yet to see the official confirmation from BlackBerry, however the June 27th date seems to keep popping up with this latest mention coming from T-Mobile UK. The carrier shared the date on Twitter and in addition to the Android release, it looks like iOS users will also be able to join in on the fun that same day.

BlackBerry looking to have BBM pre-loaded on select Android handsets

BlackBerry Messenger has been confirmed as coming to Android. That news arrived back in mid-May and while there was some initial excitement, that appears to have for the most part gone away. There was a brief mention yesterday suggesting BBM would be launching for Android on June 27th, however even that wasn't meet with much in terms of excitement. For now the June 27th launch date remains unconfirmed, but there appears to be more to this story.

Facebook Messenger for Android found to be hiding sticker support

The Facebook Messenger app was recently updated in the Google Play Store. That update arrived last week and brought support for a new feature called Chat Heads. As it turns out, that update also contained another new feature. That other new feature is still hidden for Android users, however it is one that will be familiar for those using the regular Facebook app on an iOS device -- stickers.

Google in talks to buy WhatsApp Messenger for $1 billion

The week is already off to a good start with rumors surfacing that Google could be in talks to acquire the extremely popular WhatsApp Messenger service. One of the worst kept secrets lately has been Google's plan for a unified, cross-platform messenger service called "Babel" and this is just one more piece to the puzzle if it turns out true.
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