The BBM saga over Android platform has been on the headlines quite a few days, with the latest hear-say is about the launch date which is expected to be around late-September. But Samsung Apps has already taken the step before the official launch of the app, claiming that BBM would be a featured app in the Samsung Apps. The company’s African arm issued a press release on Monday revealing this development. The press doesn’t reveal the exact launch date of BBM messenger and just mentions out that it would be available soon.
“At Samsung we are all about collaboration, innovation and driving consumer experience based on choice, value and customisation to suit every lifestyle. As such, bringing a top tier messaging service such as BBM is another way that we are expanding the catalogue of our messaging services and offering customers an amazing way to stay instantly connected with colleagues, friends and family,” said George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa.
Samsung also notes that BBM for Android will bring BBM social network, including BBM chats, multi-person chats and BBM Groups, which allows BBM customers to create groups of up to 30 people, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes.
It is rumored that it would be available in next month or so with some recent leaks about with BBM gets leaked in the wild, which showcases an ongoing pre-beta stage of the app.