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Blackberry 10 android aps run on java?
Been a long time user of the forum but just joined so I could ask this question,
Just been looking on the RIM site for BB10 developers as I was curious of exactly how they plan to allow developers to port aps over from android to blackberry. I can imagine that having this option is going to vastly increase RIM's market share as I have noticed the massive crave for these aps. I was, however, very frustrated to see that they are using Java runtime to do this? After a quick flick through the "Runtime for Apps" website, it appears to me as though they are planning to use java as a simulation tool for android apps? Maybe im confused as I'm not a developer, so I was hoping someone could shed some light onto this? I've always seen java as completely rubbish as an average mobile user. Its slow, choppy and offers a very poor user experience.
Im hoping theirs someone out their who can tell me how wrong I am.
- 11-24-12, 01:51 PM #2
Re: Blackberry 10 android aps run on java?
The Android Player is a virtual machine running on top of the QNX operating system. It supports Android apps developed using the Android SDK, which is Java based. The player is not a full Android OS, just a limited virtual machine (if I remember correctly, Android 2.3 based). It will have problems running Android apps that have been developed using newer SDKs (Android 3.x, 4.x) and apps that use the Android NDK (C++ code).
- 12-01-12, 11:22 AM #3
Correct. Android is based upon the Dalvik Java Virtual Machine. If you want to run Android apps, you need to run a Dalvik JVM. You can use this info to mock Fandroids if you wish, with their "old school" Java OS, which BB are in the process of dropping like it's hot.
- 12-01-12, 11:52 AM #4
The Blackberry Android player already exists on the Playbook. If you look into which Android apps run on the Playbook and how they perform, you should have a general idea of what to expect for BB10 phones.
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