A few days back we have posted that BlackBerry Messenger for Android would be available before the end of September. But it’s look like BlackBerry don’t want to waste any time now to make BBM a multi-platform mobile service and moving forward with the cross-platform version of BBM. BlackBerry Messenger service BBM for Android and iOS is a step closer to its official release as the app is now in its beta testing stages.
As announced back at the company’s annual Live 2013 conference on May 14 by BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, the BBM service will available as a third-party app to the two most popular smart platforms – iOS and Android.
Currently the upcoming BBM messenger beta version for Android and iOS is available to a number of developers and beta users to test the app on their Android and iOS devices only with an invitation from the BlackBerry team. The program is not available for everyone as of now.
The beta version of the BBM app for Android OS currently requires Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above operating system, while the beta app for iOS version runs on iOS 6 and higher.
It seems like BlackBerry Messenger service for Android and iOS is coming very soon to meet its goal of this summer release by September end as stated earlier.[Source 1] [Source 2]