In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry CEO John Chen stated a very interesting statistic for BlackBerry 10. According to Chen BlackBerry 10 devices can run 98% of the Android applications out there! 98%? That is a very impressive number to be throwing out to the world. Android’s strength isn’t really the […]
BlackBerry has just rolled out an update to their Android Runtime. This update brings Android Jelly Bean 4.3 to BlackBerry 10.3! It also brings a slew of new functionality to your Android applications! Check out the article below from BlackBerry Dev Blog. As mentioned in the recent roadmap update for the BlackBerry Runtime for Android […]
Snap version 18.104.22.168 has just hit the streets and if you are following or using Snap you already know this. If you are not using Snap and are on OS 10.2.1 you should be using the Google Play client for BlackBerry 10. I have downloaded may APK files and converted them to Bar files only […]
The BlackBerry Dev Blog has just published the details surrounding the Android Runtime in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. This Android Runtime features Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and offers a ton more options as you will see below. The Android Runtime team has been hard at work this year, bringing many new improvements to the runtime, such as […]
Well I did not see this one coming… BlackBerry has released Android Runtime into BlackBerry World for all BlackBerry 10.2 users. When attempting to open an Android application on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.0.x, the application attempts to open and then closes on its own. This same application functioned properly prior to upgrading to […]
The BerryLeaks team has been working very hard on this one! They have been successful at getting Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2) runtime up and running without the permanent bar! We just told you that BlackBerry was working on bringing back the ability to hide the Android app player bar at the bottom of the screen […]
Well this will make you very happy thurask has pulled Android Runtime version 10.2.0.105 from OS 10.2.0.1581. This big news as the llast version of the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime that was leaked was unlocked, meaning NO DEBUG TOKENS!!! Well that is not the case with 10.2.0.105, as you will see below “if it needed […]
The above video shows off Facebook Home, Vine and others running on BlackBerry OS 10.2.0.669. BlackBerry OS 10.2 uses Android Runtime 4.2.2 JellyBean which makes these applications run on your BlackBerry 10 device. During the video Kris talks about Vine running on the device, however after you play the 6 second video the application just […]
When BlackBerry 10 devices first launched we were all very aware that it was utilizing the Android 2.3.3 Runtime, or Gingerbread for those familiar with the names. However there were promises from BlackBerry that an updated Android Runtime, Android 4.2 or Jelly Bean, would be arriving sometime this summer. Now that we have seen the […]
This is an older-android version of Instagram that has recently leaked out for BB10 fans. While this is a none official version it brings local uploads to the device a feature that’s been sorely lacking.
Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends, sounds from SoundCloud and much more.
Some of you may be wondering what Urban Airship is, but if you are a developer that does cross-platform work you will be well aware or perhaps use Urban Airship. Urban Airship makes it easy for developers as you can centralize your push notification system instead of having to configure it for every platform or […]
While the title sounds a bit brash hear me out. RIM could have struck up a deal with Android/Google to give us support to Google Play Store on our PlayBooks. Instead they built in a half-ass Dalvik runtime that essentially emulates the Android environment. Why? We know RIM is tracking the source of Android and is planning […]
A great deal of discussion has been made as to whether the Android Runtime implementation on Playbook was really worth RIMS time or the consumers for that matter. While being able to run Android apps on Playbook sounds great, it leaves a lot to be desired as it stands right now. There is no native access to […]
RIM just made a major update to BlackBerry® 10 WebWorks™ SDK and their Android Runtime Beta. Webworks was upgraded with first portion of PIM integration is now supported with this release, you can create, find, modify, and delete Contacts in your address book.
We just reported that our friend @FortNeyland95 has been hard at work and has gotten Android Runtime enabled on his BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev device so we decided to meet up with him and shoot a quick video of the device in action. Now there was some confusion in our earlier post about this being […]