BlackBerry 10 to get Jelly Bean support

BlackBerry 10 to get Jelly Bean supportOne of the things BlackBerry 10 has going for it (er, on paper, at least) is support for Android apps, though the Canadians peak at Gingerbread Android 2.3 at present. That's so 2010.

Rejoice, however, as the BlackBerry 10.2 update will officially introduce support for what is currently the latest version of Android, namely Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2.

The news was broken over on the Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog, with the guys promising “Sweet candy!” for all.

Specifically, they’ve announced (deep breath) “the Beta release of the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools for BlackBerry 10.2”.

There’s a whole load of info over at the source, but it mostly pertains to developer-related stuff, like testing and SDKs (software development kits) and that.

From a BlackBerry 10 user perspective, it’s a case of waiting for BlackBerry 10.2 to roll out later in the year. By which point Mountain View will have probably moved on to Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0).

In the meantime, you might enjoy listening to Jan having a bit of a rant about BlackBerry 10 and Android apps. "If an app you desperately need is not in the Blackberry World (BB's appstore) do not rely on the promise of a ported Android version!"

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 17, 2013 at 14:14

I was being polite!

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 17, 2013 at 16:46

PS: Torch 9800 and Bold 9900 are still the BB flagships.
'nuff said.


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