Not all Android apps will be equals on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Not all Android apps will be equals on the BlackBerry PlayBook
Some more details leaked about the BlackBerry PlayBook Android app player from RIM engineers that presented at the Droidcon summit yesterday, and the news are not very pretty.

First off, things written with the Native Development Kit (NDK) won't work, which is a lot of games, for example. Apps that use the Google Maps API won't be able to run on the PlayBook either. And forget about pieces that need Android's text-to-speech engine, or trying to pay from within an app - this type of billing won't be supported.

Rounding up the things that will be missing from the Android layer on the BlackBerry PlayBook and future QNX devices are bits that use the built-in SIP VoIP engine, but the saddest thing for us is to part with the famed Live Wallpapers.

source: Thinq

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1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

As I said this was more like a buzz from them trying to sell that aspect, it was not as simple as it seemed to be, now I wonder how many will this number of apps be they still have to get the qualified app devs to make the apps available, I calculate it might be no bigger than the amazon app store

2. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I like turtles.

3. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

lol at live wallpapers. good one daniel.

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