BBM for Android to Come Pre-installed on LG Smartphones

By December 19th, 2013 AT 5:39 PM

Smartphone maker BlackBerry today announced that its most popular messaging platform BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will soon be coming pre-installed on LG smartphones in markets around the world.

BBM

BlackBerry today announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual pre-loading (using the LG App Manager) and confirmed that BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play.

BlackBerry also said that the LG G Pro Lite, an Android-based smartphone, will be the first LG device to offer BBM out-of-the-box.

Blackberry already tie-up with leading mobile phone maker Samsung and Indian brands like Micromax, Spice, Zen and Celkon to pre-load BBM on their smartphones.The new announcement comes less than two months after BlackBerry began to roll out its BBM service to users of Google’s Android smartphones and Apple iPhone devices.

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