We’ve been seeing various reports about BlackBerry working on Android smartphones, and it looks like apart from a new device, BlackBerry Venice, the company might also bring it to existing devices like the BlackBerry Passport. A recent video shows the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The video, posted by Dudu Rocha Tec., demonstrates how a BlackBerry Passport would look running on Android Lollipop. It is fully functional, complete with an app drawer, notification panel, Google Play services and of course, the Play Store. On top of that, there are also features from BlackBerry, which suggests that this might be an official Android built for the Passport, not just someone who managed to install Android on to the device.
Check out how the BlackBerry Passport cycles through the Android features like downloading an app from the Play Store, loading webpages on Chrome, running Twitter and Facebook, and such. It also demonstrates that you can pick between wide screen mode for individual apps to make use of the entire width of the phone, access to BlackBerry Messenger and such.