BlackBerry betreibt eine Beta Plattform. Doch nun wird das Angebot reduziert: der Fokus wird nun nur noch auf Hub+, also die Android Apps von BlackBerry, liegen. Somit wird es keine Betriebssystembetas mehr geben.
Dies teilte das Beta Team heute per E-Mail mit. Schon im Frühjahr wurden Beta Programme für Drittanbieter geschlossen.
Zitat:Since we re-energized the BlackBerry BetaZone in April 2016, it has been an amazing ride! We’ve received great feedback, confirmation on existing issues, and squashed many, many bugs. It was an awesome opportunity to engage with everyone who love their BlackBerry smartphones and want to see a top-quality product. Just to show you what I mean, let me show you the numbers:
- Nearly 3,000 registered participants;
- Over 9,200 bug reports generated by the community;
- Over 1,600 forum threads created;
- 300+ new defect reports created by the community; and
- Discovery of thousands of defects linked to existing known issues.
Some of you may have heard that BlackBerry is focusing on our great software and security as we start to license our brand and security know-how to our partners who will build, market and support all-new BlackBerry smartphones. Going forward, we will likewise change the way we run our Beta programs. We will continue to support BlackBerry BetaZone, but focused on our BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of applications. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has registered for the Beta program over the years and contributed to our products. I look forward to our ongoing engagement with Hub+ for not only our BlackBerry smartphone users, but those you of who have other brands of Android smartphones and just can’t get enough of BlackBerry software. Thanks again for your participation and commitment. There is nothing needed from you to leave the beta program: diagnostic reporting will end on your device automatically at the end of April, and you are now in the very first group to receive production updates when they are released by BlackBerry. If you wish to disable diagnostic reporting now, you can do so in Settings > Developer options > Log collection > Diagnostic settings > General settings > Capture (set it to Off).