BBM for Android’s big 2.0 upgrade brought tons of new features, but unfortunately for those not on Android 4.0 or higher it isn’t available for download. Thankfully another group of the Android-owning herd is now able to get in on what’s quickly shaping up to be a serious messaging platform on Android. BBM is now available for those on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
It’s not surprising to know Blackberry wants to invite Gingerbread users into the experience considering it still holds a major piece of the Android platform market share. As of February, Gingerbread users still accounted for exactly 20% of Android’s market share, which is a pretty big chunk considering there are hundreds of millions of users with Android devices out there.
It’s unfortunate that so many folks are still confined to what’s now considered a legacy platform, but we’re glad developers aren’t willing to totally shun them out of the latest and greatest that the Google Play Store has to offer. If, for whatever reason, you’re still on Gingerbread, and also happen to be interested in using BBM for Android, you can find the download in the Google Play Store right here.