On the expected date of the launch last week, several fake BBM Android apps were published on file sharing sites. The issue surrounded the unreleased version of BBM for Android. The old version lead to a spike in traffic data orders which made an abnormal impact on the system because of active user requests.
The version that was initially planned to be released on Saturday was going to address this issue, but the company couldn’t block the users of the unreleased version if the company went with the release.
However, BlackBerry did try to solve the problems caused by the unreleased version throughout Saturday, but couldn’t do it because the unreleased version of the app had more than million users. This caused the decision to pause the rollout for Android and iOS.
The team behind BBM is now tweaking the system to block access to the unreleased version of the Android app when the company decides to release the original version of BBM for Android. They are also making sure this doesn’t happen again in the future. It’s going to take some time and the launch may come after few weeks.