Developer Relations team posted today that the long, long-awaited OS 2.0 update will hit in February, with the BlackBerry Runtime for Android included in the package. It's almost as welcome as a real email client. The service has been in closed beta for some time now.
Crackberry if the company would consider switching to an Android-based software system and abandon their often delayed and underwhelming BlackBerry OS, Heins said "“there is just no room for differentiation because [Android phones] are all the same.”
BlackBerry Playbook here on Android Community because, well, it's a BlackBerry. But some recent community mods may change that, at least after a fashion. IntoMobile reports that the latest rage amongst Playbook modders is rooting via a tool called Dingleberry (no comments form the peanut gallery, please). It turns out that if you root the latest version of the Playbook's Beta software, it's possible to use the Android emulator software therein to run just about any Android app you like - including the Android Market and other Google apps.
bottom, top, sides and everywhere else) with Android. But the BlackBerry hardware is only part of RIM's overall business, and they're making a major effort to expand even more into the corporate services space. BlackBerry Mobile Fusion will allow IT managers to access and control company assets on BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices, essentially making the existing Enterprise Server cross-platform.
quick video demonstration of Android 2.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in action, Amazon has realized an amazingly affordable tablet, and more devices continue to emerge before this holiday season. T-Mobile recently announced their version of the Galaxy S II to launch October 10th for $229. Though, more expensive than the Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G on the "Now" network, it hopefully ships without many of the Epic Touch overheating problems.
June and they showed what the market looked like in May. The new comScore report compares the growth in the segment for the quarter ending in May versus a three-month average for the ending in February 2011. The numbers found that the Android platform was the dominant OS on the market with 38.1% in the quarter ending in May 2011.
BlackBerry PlayBook, the company's strategy for significantly boosting the number of titles available for the QNX tablet later in 2011, and giving Android developers another outlet for their coding wares. Demonstrating the functionality at BlackBerry World 2011 this morning - in an event that also bizarrely saw Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer take to the stage - RIM confirmed that gestures on the PlayBook would be mapped to the various Android button-presses. Each app will run in its own virtual machine, loading from the standard file rather than any sort of recompiled binary. To the user, it will be completely seamless: they will simply have Android app shortcuts mixed in with native BlackBerry app shortcuts. As for distribution, rather than putting the Android Market onto the PlayBook, RIM will be distributing titles through its existing App World. Developers will have to submit their titles to RIM for approval, independent from Google's approval process. Video via Ewan MacLeod Update: CrackBerry has another demo video: [youtube xWS6P3ahWYQ]