BlackBerry consults on Google Play Store on BB10




BlackBerry and Google discuss access to the Play Store on BlackBerry 10 smartphones. So say several sources around the smartphone maker. The move would make the backlog of some good apps on BlackBerry in one fell swoop.

The rumor surfaced late last week for the first time in a topic on CrackBerry and is now repeated by the deemed reliable site N44b. It is unclear under what conditions would grant Google the Play Store access. For Android devices required to access the Google Play Store that all Google apps on the device, including Maps, Gmail and Google+.

Access to the Play Store dissolves in one fell swoop, the delay that BlackBerry application. In BlackBerry World admittedly are already around 150,000 apps, but there are far less than the surrounding million apps from the Play Store.

The functionality would sit in a 10.2.1 update for the BlackBerry devices. At this time, BB10 already run many Android applications through Android runtime, but that should be put on the device. Via sideload It now requires a conversion of the apk file in a bar file,.. Well that requirement would lapse.

Google and BlackBerry would negotiate, but if and when they come out is unclear. The version number 10.2.1 above assumes that it can not be long: BlackBerry spent last year every few months an update for its operating system.

BlackBerry announced last week that it will not sell, despite the interest of many companies and a concrete offer from Fairfax investor himself. Instead, the company gets about 750 million from investors and is director Thorsten Heins resigned in favor of former Sybase CEO John Chen.


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