BlackBerry denies that Google Play Store is coming to BlackBerry 10

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.

source: Crackberry



1. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

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

6. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Sadly, so are you.

7. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

and undoubtedly you...

13. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

And you......?

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

15. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Hell yeah!

17. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 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: Mar 30, 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: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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: Mar 30, 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: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 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: 1269; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

8. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

9. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

not just yet.

10. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

take it with a pinch of salt.

12. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

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

16. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

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