— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 19, 2015
Just in case there was any doubt that the upcoming Blackberry Venice would be running Android, @evleaks has provided us with yet another teaser video and this one confirms that Android is indeed on board the new slider.
It appears that Blackberry has left the OS relatively untouched which is always nice to see. The geometric on-screen buttons are still in tact and from the looks of it, the launcher is stock too. Blackberry has undoubtedly thrown some of their own apps and features on to the device but hopefully they’ve taken a page from other OEM’s and have detached them from the core system.
While I’ve never been a big fan of Blackberry, I have to admit that this phone looks pretty sleek. Even with the slide out keyboard it seems like they’ve kept it quite thin, which is a definite change from sliders of yesteryear.