I reach its end. After disconnecting support for their smartphones, 22 years after the devices first hit the market The BlackBerry operating system stops working from January 4. After a year 2021 marked by constant drops, it was made official that thousands of users will say goodbye with the shutdown of the services associated with BlackBerry OS.
The same Canadian company had anticipated the outcome in 2020 through an official press release. In the message they made it clear that they had failed with the service in question and also what was the estimated closing date.
“As another milestone in the BlackBerry journey, we will take steps to retire legacy services for BlackBerry OS 7.1 and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, as well as BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, with an end-of-life or termination date. of January 4, 2022 ″, they pointed out to the public.
According to the company, certain services are likely to remain operational, but they won’t reliably nor will they receive any type of support or updates and neither will they receive security. Thus it is recommended to change the BlackBerry for other devices at least those that incorporate their own operating system.
In addition, the models of BlackBerry with Android The KeyOne, Key2 and Key2 LE, will continue their useful life, although most of these are discontinued and abandoned for a long time, without even receiving security patches from Google.