The Blackberry Hub is no longer exclusive to Blackberry10 and the Priv. Blackberry has announced the release of its Hub+ suite of applications on Google Play for devices running Android Marshmallow and above. Hence, you can now install Blackberry hub on Android phones and you no longer really need to be searching for Blackberry Hub alternative for Android.
BlackBerry’s Hub app, for those unaware, is a sort of unified interface for emails, instant messages, calendar and task reminders, and call notifications. It collates messages from Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.com in a single inbox, providing an at-a-glance view of all your messages, folders, and contacts. And on the social side of things, it funnels content from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram into a threaded “Conversation View.”
But BlackBerry Hub+ includes more than just the Hub. It’s a service that comprises BlackBerry’s Password Keeper, Calendar, Notes, Tasks, and Device Search, and other apps previously exclusive to BlackBerry’s own Priv and DTEK50 Android devices, but not for free.
Hub+ is only free for the first 30 days, after which you’ll either have to pay 99 cents ($0.99) per month or agree to continue using the suite with ads.
Note : Those of you with BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50 handsets will continue to get all this for free, without ads, while BlackBerry says it’s looking into bringing the suite to Android Lollipop devices in the future.
How To Install or Download Blackberry Hub+ On Android
The easiest way to try out BlackBerry Hub+ is to go to the Google Play Store on your smartphone and search for BlackBerry Hub+, and then download the BlackBerry Hub+ Services app onto your phone.
Then click the Hub+ Services app icon on your home screen and tap “Blackberry Hub+ Apps” to install the entire suite of applications or select a few of your favorites eg “Blackberry Hub App“.
If you only want to install Blackberry Hub app, tap on “Try it” to install it on your phone.
If Google Play Store tells you that the apps are not compatible with your device, you can download Blackberry Hub+ Services app apk and install on your Android.
How To Add Accounts To Blackberry Hub+ For Android
You can have multiple accounts configured in BlackBerry Hub. If you already have the Facebook app installed and you’ve logged into the app, BlackBerry Hub+ Services will automatically connect, so you don’t have to go through the steps of adding your account. The service will automatically pick up your SMS phone number, so there’s no additional steps there. If, however, you want to add more than one email account, here’s what you do.
- Open BlackBerry Hub.
- Swipe right from the left edge of the screen.
- From the sidebar, tap Add Account.
- Enter the email address for the new account.
- Tap either NEXT or MANUAL SETUP.
- Complete the email setup wizard.
No Blackberry Hub for iPhone for now.