BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), a popular instant chat application which was released at the Google Play store on Saturday, has been pulled out due to some technical issues caused by an unofficial Android version leak.
A BlackBerry spokeperson said that "unreleased Android version of BBM" which went live on 21 September on Google Play has caused some issues, and the company is now trying to address the problem.
The issue has forced the company to pause the global roll-out off the BBM app on Google Play as well as on Apple App store indefinitely. Black Berry said that the unreleased BBM Android version app was downloaded more than 1.1 million users within eight hours of its release. But the bad news is that this app will be disabled. The company has now asked users to register at the BBM website, to get updates on the official app. [To register, Click Here]
"Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it's ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone", said Luke Reimer, Business Social Media Manager, BlackBerry.
On the bright side, Blackberry representative Luke Reimer said that Apple iPhone users who already downloaded the app can continue using it, whereas BlackBerry smartphone users will also not be affected by the current issue.