PlayBook 22.214.171.1248 (Current as of 2012-11-28)
Originally Posted by dimm0k
New to this RIM stuff but I would seriously doubt on a non-rooted PlayBook Google Play /direct access to the Android market is EVER going to work as RIM (or whoever runs/profits) from apps on "App World" wants you to buy apps from "App World". I can't see them adding it to v2.1, or BB10 when it comes out.
What has me concerned about BB10 update when it comes out is everything I read is about "revenue streams" and further locking down the OS, something about them requiring .bars? to have a digital signature.
(Some are thinking it will only apply to apps sold on App World but I think they will require digital signatures before ANYTHING not coming directly from App World will run/install, killing or blocking the ability for consumers to side load Android apps. )
Hard core BB fans will disagree but most people "like" the fact they "could" run Android apps if needed- even if they never do so. Such was a big selling point for me.
According to Strategy Analytics figures in the 2011 second quarter, the PlayBook's market share is 3.3 percent, compared to iOS (iPad, iPad 2) by Apple with 61.3 percent, Android by Google with 30.1 percent, and various Windows by Microsoft with 4.6 percent.
Android rose to 44 percent during Q3 2012, according to ABI's data. , ABI Research said, adding that it expects that market share to increase. Apple=55%
If I had a machine that would run competitors apps I would NOT strip out or mess with that feature, but instead focus on making better native apps for my platform. On Android apps ported over to App World, I'd test torture test them stripping out low grade or problematic ported apps, stressing to customers "Hey you can install apps sourced elsewhere", but no where will you find apps that past our torture testing process... we don't sell junk.
Oh, I'd also make a Android and Apple version of Blackberry Bridge.