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BlackBerry denies that Google Play Store is coming to BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry denies that Google Play Store is coming to BlackBerry 10
Just a couple of days ago, we showed you some screenshots that appeared to show the Google Play Store running on BlackBerry 10. While the platform can run certain Android apps, it cannot run any Google Play services or apps approved by Google. Thus, seeing the Google Play Store running on BlackBerry 10 seemed to indicate that a new level of cooperation had been reached between Google and the Canadian based OEM.

But a statement released on Tuesday from the troubled manufacturer (that would be BlackBerry), says that there is "no planned support" for Google Play on BlackBerry. The statement goes on to point out that BlackBerry App World is still the place to go for apps and content for your BlackBerry device.

It really is too bad for BlackBerry and its ardent fans. Having the Google Play Store available on BlackBerry 10 could have opened up a whole new world for the platform. Somehow, we get the feeling that this might have been a trial balloon that was shot down by developers who have their blood and sweat invested in BlackBerry App World.

"There is no planned support for Google Play on BlackBerry. BlackBerry World remains the primary source for trusted and curated BlackBerry applications and we continue to support open standards and open source tools so BlackBerry developers can continue to create great apps on any of the development platforms we support."-BlackBerry statement

source: Crackberry

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 10:31 6

1. fouadqr (Posts: 290; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


BB...Will die ..with or without playstore

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 11:59

6. noler (Posts: 166; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Sadly, so are you.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 12:34 1

7. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


and undoubtedly you...

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 15:29

13. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


And you......?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 17:27 1

14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2188; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


C-C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:56

15. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Hell yeah!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 07:45

17. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Yeah, BlackBerry shouldn't have denied play store.

But they did it because of BlackBerry's Worldwide trusted security.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 10:45 6

2. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


With playstore, they might have a good comeback opportunity.

If BB phones start running android too, they would have the best UI of all and a competition for the HTC One in the looks department.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 11:10 1

4. quakan (Posts: 1189; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Realistically there's really not a winning formula with going with Android. Samsung has 63.3% of Android market share and HTC comes in at a distant second with 6.5%. Joining Android would be putting the final nail in the coffin. They need to improve their brand image and make consumers want BB products and software all over again.

http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-dominates-android-scene-with-63-percent-of-market-share-20131112/

Also as a side note, 8 out of the top 10 most sold Android phones sold were Samsung devices. It's in the same article I linked.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 11:24 1

5. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I read a similar article in phone arena few hours ago. I understand where samsung stands with their devices and god speed to their users.

What i meant was, if there are companies who did it in the past by being ahead of the game and are now failing. They must take the leap of faith again if they wish to have a fighting chance. And personally i feel samsung is crap in front of HTC and Sony. If BB joins the league, well more the merrier!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 12:57

11. madmikepr (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


yes samsung is the most selling device but not forever someday will have a new king... and even samsung is trying to take away from android bringing "Tizen"

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 10:52 1

3. kanagadeepan (Posts: 668; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


So here goes the last chance for their survival...

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 12:35

8. sss_ddk (Posts: 61; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


They said they won't support the lay store.Maybe they'll support some alternative store?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 12:45

9. jonartpop (Posts: 155; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


not just yet.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 12:53

10. Aplusk (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


take it with a pinch of salt.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:16

12. LiyanaBG (Posts: 323; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


blackberry is dead without Google play store no one will buy it.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:57

16. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


So, in a nutshell, it's over for Blackberry.

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