BlackBerry denies that Google Play Store is coming to BlackBerry 10
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.
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.
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.
4. quakan (Posts: 1214; 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.
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.
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!
11. madmikepr (Posts: 122; 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"
3. kanagadeepan (Posts: 710; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
So here goes the last chance for their survival...
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?
12. LiyanaBG (Posts: 366; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
blackberry is dead without Google play store no one will buy it.
16. corporateJP (Posts: 1759; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
So, in a nutshell, it's over for Blackberry.