Snap for BB10 lets BlackBerry owners browse Google Play, download previously purchased apps

Snap for BB10 lets BlackBerry owners browse Google Play, download previously purchased apps

The latest update to BB OS 10 handed 'Berry devotees the ability to side-load Android apps. However pushing your .apk's on a BlackBerry handset is a bit of a chore, thus users opted for the Amazon store or other 3rd party app markets. However, having access to Google Play is the icing on the cake, and Snap delivers it.



Snap basically lets you browse Google Play's vast catalog on your BB10 device with no unwelcome feelings. The app's interface looks exactly how you'd imagine the Play store will look on a BlackBerry, which should help you feel at home in Google-land.



Snap is made by J.P. Muir, a developer who got annoyed with the manual .apk side-loading process. It appears the man is doing a rocking job at supporting and expanding his disruptive creation, as the recent update to v2 adds the ability to download one's previously purchased Android apps on a BB handset. The user simply has to log-in with a Google account, and go through the familiar hoops.



Bear in mind that auto-updating of Google Play apps isn't mentioned anywhere, and not all applications are going to download and run flawlessly. But the most popular ones, including Google and Facebook's, Snapchat, Netflix and the like, are a given.



If you want to journey into Android's app nexus, Snap is available from the links below.




source: Red Light Of Love via BerryReview

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7 Comments

1. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

I had all previous versions, but this last one allowed me to get my Slingbox player on my Z10 and is working great. I saw the Super Bowl on it yesterday.

2. kennyblack_sd

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Great!

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good for the BB crew. This might encourage growth.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It would be in RIMs best interest to promote the crap out of this app, maybe even in their advertising. Im sure people will be more receptive to getting a BB10 phone if they knew they could still using their android apps in an easy manner like this.

7. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

This will encourage people to give Blackberries if they already have android so they won't have to rebuy all the apps they already had. Very smart move to make the transition easier. In my opinion it would make sense for Blackberry to partner with Google and have an official Google Play store available and take a small cut of the apps bought on Blackberry phones.

5. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

One has to wonder how long can BB survive on Android apps without much native support.

6. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Have already it. Working perfectly

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