Popular2 - BlackBerry to help Google secure Android
TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd said that it is working with Google Inc to enable its software to manage and secure some of Google's Android devices, a move that builds on BlackBerry's recent partnership with Samsung Electronics Co.

In November, BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung and other high-profile technology industry players, broadening the reach of its revamped mobile device management and security platform.

BlackBerry said it is offering a "highly secure mobility solution" for Samsung's Android devices. The new system weds BlackBerry's security platform with the South Korean company's own security software for its line-up of Galaxy devices that are powered by Google's Android operating system.

BlackBerry also outlined a similar tie-up directly with Google, to manage devices equipped with Android for Work -- Google's own solution to securely separate business and personal data and applications.

BlackBerry shares rose 4.3% to $10.71 on the Nasdaq following the announcement.