The BlackBerry PlayBook recently arrived with all sorts of failed promises, such as the ability to use Android apps, and the inclusion of a bloomin’ email client.
A version of the Android App Player has now leaked, and BlackBerry PlayBook users were understandably keen to get their hands on it. However RIM has warned that it’s far from finished.
An official statement from RIM reads: "An older version of the Android App Player beta software for the BlackBerry PlayBook was inadvertently posted and has since been removed.
“We recommend that users refrain from downloading and installing this software since it is outdated and non-functional in many respects. The official beta release of the Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook is on track for release later this summer."
The Android App Player is in fact an app itself, allowing Android apps to run on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Or, more accurately, it loads and “plays back” Android apps. Playback on the PlayBook?
Not all Android content will be available through the Android App Player. Developers must specifically port their apps to the BlackBerry PlayBook first.