Posted On November 11, 2011 By In Mobile

Google Will Pull Gmail For BlackBerry On November 22

Google has announced via its Apps Update Blog that it will end support for the Gmail for BlackBerry App because they’ve focused on making the mobile browser have a great experience and will continue to do so. You’ll be allowed to continue using the app but it won’t be available for download from November 22nd. You’ll have to access your Gmail via or your BlackBerry email client.

Here’s the official statement:

“Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for Blackberry (installed native app). Over this past year, we’ve focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.

Users may continue to use the app, if installed, however it will not be supported by Google, or available for download starting November 22. BlackBerry users can continue to access Gmail through the mobile web app at in their BlackBerry web browser. Learn more.”


I’m honestly looking for a reason Google did this. Is it to spite RIM or something? Last week, Google launched a Gmail app for iPhone and pulled it within hours. From November 22nd, the only mobile OS with an official Gmail app will be Android. Is Google trying to push people to Android because of Gmail?

Source: GigaOm

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  • GypsyOwl

    I think Google wants to have greater control and retain ability to track its users in order to sell them off to countries and agencies who are willing to pay them. Google has been collaborating with China and the US government and selling them information. It's ability to 'sell' will be less if more people resort to uncrackable or more secure devices like the blackberry.