BBM, BlackBerry Messenger, Android

If you’ve been unable to count yourself among the more than 40 million registered users of BBM on Android (and iOS), then you just might get your chance as of today, specifically if you’re still running Android Gingerbread on your device.

BBM will now work with Android 2.3.x and higher devices, giving it just a little more potential penetration in the Android arena. As of the beginning of January, Gingerbread made up over 20 percent of devices on the market.

The new update expands BBM to another 20 percent of Android devices on the market

Aside from this, the BBM application hasn’t experienced any changes since adding the highly-anticipated BBM Voice and BBM Channels to the open source platform last week.

While BBM may have had a rocky start getting on Android and iOS, it has nevertheless found a comfortable footing on both platforms in addition to BlackBerry 10. While BlackBerry has hinted that Windows Phone users will be left out for what could be a long time, with the difficult road ahead for BB10 devices (or lack thereof) in 2014, demanding users may yet see BBM lighting up their Live Tiles. Until then, there are plenty of alternatives for WP users.

Get the latest update for Android here to enjoy your BBM service with a side of Gingerbread!

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at