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Leaked screenshots reveal Google Play Store on BlackBerry 10.2.1?

Leaked screenshots reveal Google Play Store on BlackBerry 10.2.1?
With BlackBerry 10.2.1 currently being tested internally at BlackBerry, a few screenshots have leaked out allegedly showing the Google Play Store running on the BlackBerry 10 platform. A new Android Runtime is expected on the next build of BlackBerry 10 which would allow the Android flavored application store to be available to BlackBerry users so that they can download and install Android apps and other content.

For BlackBerry 10 users, having the Google Play Store on their device would mean no more sideloading of Android apps. And this could quickly address one of the major shortcomings of the BlackBerry 10 platform which is the lack of apps. Could this lead to improved sales for the beleaguered company, or will those who want to run Android apps just stick to buying an Android phone?

Alas, this is just a rumor for now, and as much as it makes sense, and as badly as BlackBerry 10 users might want this, we need to take this with the proverbial grain of salt until BlackBerry makes it official. In the meantime, for you dreamers, check out the slideshow below.
 

source: Crackberry 

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38 Comments

ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

BlackBerry OS with Android apps! Perfect!

PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Far away from perfect.

LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

BlackBerry rescued by Android. BlackBerry back in the game. i think BlackBerry made the right decision being in the game better than nothing.

Finalflash

Posts: 4046; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not rescued completely yet, they still have to fix their hardware issue. If they are going to compete, they have to bring something unique to the table other than just their OS. Otherwise, they better have the best damn hardware on the planet otherwise why would you rather not just buy an Android phone.

LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

agree but they are rescued from dead by Android for now.

PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

My comment was not about that.

kushki

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Not at all... this means malwares for blackberry too now... It was lacking but at least secure for business sector.... not anymore

PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Do you really think that there was no malware for BlackBerre before? :D

Finalflash

Posts: 4046; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

He's probably one of those Apple extremist that knows nothing and regurgitates talking/marketing/BS bullet points. Go easy on him please.

PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Ok. :)

axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Not perfect, but close enough. As perfect as it gets for now.

Gsmalltheway

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

and with the blackberry z10 only 0.99 at ATT or 339.99 off contract that isnt a bad thing. might help sales tremendously

JC557

Posts: 1910; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The Blackberry Z30 is looking to be pretty nice if this story rings true. Many people are saying it's a good phone just lacking in apps/ development. Now this should help solve that problem.

ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Blackberry reborn?

camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

10.2 is only available on the Z30 and who knows when it will hit the Q10 and Z10 (especially in the US). So this is amazing news, but could literally be a year off if ever...

Darkerm

Posts: 319; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Good Luck BB, I really Love You. BTW. Android is What I love most.

marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Please, don´t love "things"...

marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Please, don´t love "things"...

_Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Blackberry an Android OEM with exceptional build quality - bring it AWWWWWWN!

mturby unregistered

Android to the rescue!

ilia1986 unregistered

Google please spare BB of it's misery, buy the company, and use the newly acquired patent army to drive Apple and MS to the GROUND!!! :D

ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Ooooh, might just have to dust off the old Z10.

JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I cannot stand BlackBerry. Though, to be honest, I have not used a BB 10 device. I really feel like this is a last gasp of air for BB if it is indeed true. I cannot see aindroid a lot of fans departing from their platform to go to BB 10 with Android apps. It's better for the developers than anybody else.

Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

what if same thing comes to wp8 devices.

PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm sure it won't.

Obama

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Can't beat them join them

vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

same as Intel to ARM ?? xD

shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Android to the rescue

AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bonus for BB users.

FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 2013

This appears to be good, but on the long run, not very good for blackberry, Who then will make blackberry apps then? and for what?

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