RIM's PlayBook will run Android apps

25 Mar

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook will also run Android 2.3 apps.

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook power of determination also run Android 2.3 apps.

(Credit: James Martin/CNET)

So the rumors were veracious: Research In Motion announced today it force of ~ allow Android apps on its to this time-to-be-released tablet, the PlayBook.

The forthcoming small table will have “app players” that volition run BlackBerry apps created in Java, and apps created as far as concerns Android 2.3.

Having the election of downloading Android apps on BlackBerry App World “determination provide our users with an just greater choice of apps and decision also showcase the versatility of the platform,” Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO of RIM, said in a statement.

For developers operating on apps, RIM says a “lofty degree of API compatibility” makes it gentle to port BlackBerry Java and Android apps to the BlackBerry Tablet OS that command run on the PlayBook.

Word began to be dispersed that RIM was thinking of allowing Android apps without ceasing its tablet starting in January. Many dismissed it on this account that RIM had spent a lot of riches to buy QNX, which makes the software up~ which the BlackBerry Tablet OS is built, and because it had done so much drudge with its own BlackBerry developer common.

RIM announced a 32 percent increase in quarterly earnings today, but warned of weakness in the future quarter.

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