All About Smartphones: BlackBerry Devices To Officially Run Android Apps

Sunday, November 10, 2013

BlackBerry Devices To Officially Run Android Apps

There had been rumors of Google and BlackBerry having talks on how to allow the execution of Android apps on BlackBerry devices officially. 
It is "officially" in the sense that normally, one could easily side-load, that is, install android apps into BlackBerry phones unofficially. For example you could convert some apk files into bar files and then install them on BlackBerry PlayBook.

However, with the emergence of BlackBerry 10 OS, it became even easier to side-load these Android apps on BlackBerry 10 devices due to the Android runtime environment baked into them with substantial restrictions; Most of these side-loading of android apps are done non-officially.

Now, with the emergence of BlackBerry 10.2.1 update, it seems that BlackBerry is taking these limitations off the Android runtime baked into BB10 OS. Thus its easier to run android apps.

Perhaps, one of the reasons for this is because there is talks between Google and BlackBerry to officially allow the BlackBerry phones to be able to run Android apps. Gbam!

To further corroborate these information, images of a BlackBerry Z10 running Google Play Store officially showed up which significantly put some truth on the rumors.

Imagine BlackBerry devices enjoying the same treatment as normal Android phones? Wouldn't it be sweet? That is the beginning of BlackBerry rising from the gutters it allegedly is to a place of fresh air.

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