1. eliirodz's Avatar
    I just bought an unlocked Detek50. I LOVE it so far.

    I tried to go to BlackBerry World and it took me to the Google Play store. I had some paid for apps on my BlackBerry Classic. Did I lose them? If not, how do I get them on my Dtek50?
    04-12-17 11:45 AM
  2. Johnny Dollar's Avatar
    I just bought an unlocked Detek50. I LOVE it so far.

    I tried to go to BlackBerry World and it took me to the Google Play store. I had some paid for apps on my BlackBerry Classic. Did I lose them? If not, how do I get them on my Dtek50?
    Unfortunately yer SOL bud. Different OS'S different Appstores.
    big_time2 likes this.
    04-12-17 11:51 AM
  3. Carjackd's Avatar
    Welcome to team BlackBerry! You will find a lot of options that are free I the Google play store
    big_time2 likes this.
    04-12-17 01:02 PM
  4. Praganad's Avatar
    Unfortunately BlackBerry world apps won't cross over to android but as @Carjackd stated above most stuff is free on the android os

    Posted using a VeryBold BlackBerry Q10
    big_time2 likes this.
    04-12-17 01:28 PM
  5. Ethynil's Avatar
    most stuff is free on the android os
    Free but be prepared to deal with ads to help pay the developer. Many apps have a modest upgrade fee to eliminate ads, so if you find an app you like, consider paying for the upgrade.

    Read the reviews for apps that interest you, to get a feel for the frequency and intrusiveness of the ads on that particular app. If the ads are overly intrusive, look for an alternative.

    Many good apps are free and have no ads as well.

    If you are new to Android, many Forum members here can help provide insights into app choices and subsequent settings to help control unwanted permissions, notifications and data charges.
    big_time2 likes this.
    04-12-17 03:06 PM
  6. Praganad's Avatar
    Free but be prepared to deal with ads to help pay the developer. Many apps have a modest upgrade fee to eliminate ads, so if you find an app you like, consider paying for the upgrade.

    Read the reviews for apps that interest you, to get a feel for the frequency and intrusiveness of the ads on that particular app. If the ads are overly intrusive, look for an alternative.

    Many good apps are free and have no ads as well.

    If you are new to Android, many Forum members here can help provide insights into app choices and subsequent settings to help control unwanted permissions, notifications and data charges.
    Oh yeah forgot to mention that =)

    Posted using a VeryBold BlackBerry Q10
    Ethynil likes this.
    04-12-17 03:13 PM
  7. Carjackd's Avatar
    Free but be prepared to deal with ads to help pay the developer. Many apps have a modest upgrade fee to eliminate ads, so if you find an app you like, consider paying for the upgrade.

    Read the reviews for apps that interest you, to get a feel for the frequency and intrusiveness of the ads on that particular app. If the ads are overly intrusive, look for an alternative.

    Many good apps are free and have no ads as well.

    If you are new to Android, many Forum members here can help provide insights into app choices and subsequent settings to help control unwanted permissions, notifications and data charges.
    Some apps warrant the paid option for sure
    Ethynil and big_time2 like this.
    04-12-17 04:18 PM
  8. dpw09's Avatar
    If you look hard enough. There are some hidden gems that are truly free. But do you research
    Ethynil likes this.
    04-16-17 09:27 AM
  9. Shuswap's Avatar
    I just bought an unlocked Detek50. I LOVE it so far.

    I tried to go to BlackBerry World and it took me to the Google Play store. I had some paid for apps on my BlackBerry Classic. Did I lose them? If not, how do I get them on my Dtek50?
    Which apps? Perhaps people will be able to suggest good alternatives.

    Posted via CB10
    04-16-17 09:50 AM
  10. bh7171's Avatar
    I would immediately suggest ASUS File Manager, Textra ( and pay 2.99 for the Pro version), Accueweather (and again pay the 1.99 or so) Stealth Icon pack and Google Wallpaper app to any new BlackBerry Android user. I also like and prefer Nova Launcher Prime for the UI and flexibility. Enjoy your DTEK50. I just set one up for our son and he is enamoured.
    04-23-17 10:54 AM
  11. Macdtek's Avatar
    If your after a calculator there's an APK file somewhere to the Asus calculator. No adds and a convertor. More like the BB one.
    04-23-17 02:24 PM
  12. Shuswap's Avatar
    I would immediately suggest ASUS File Manager, Textra ( and pay 2.99 for the Pro version), Accueweather (and again pay the 1.99 or so) Stealth Icon pack and Google Wallpaper app to any new BlackBerry Android user. I also like and prefer Nova Launcher Prime for the UI and flexibility. Enjoy your DTEK50. I just set one up for our son and he is enamoured.
    +1 on Nova Launcher. You'll get addicted to customizing...
    04-23-17 05:25 PM

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