1. The Me's Avatar
    Simple question, most likely complicated answer.
    07-09-13 01:56 PM
  2. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    Simple question, most likely complicated answer.
    This would be what engineers call an "extreme edge case". AKA, why would you want to?
    07-09-13 01:57 PM
  3. eldricho's Avatar
    Should be possible. But seeing as not all apps can be converted for the PB, I'm not 100% sure
    07-09-13 02:03 PM
  4. nhanken's Avatar
    That would be cool if you could sideload BBM to the PlayBook

    Posted via CB10
    07-09-13 02:18 PM
  5. mh1983's Avatar
    The same reason people would want to sideload any Android app to the PB: to have it?
    1oo1 and flyingsolid like this.
    07-09-13 02:56 PM
  6. 1oo1's Avatar
    Yes if it's running on android version 2.3 (I think this is what the PB is using).
    Or else no, unless the android player of the PB gets updated.
    07-09-13 02:56 PM
  7. VR6's Avatar
    This would be what engineers call an "extreme edge case". AKA, why would you want to?
    Android version might be better than BlackBerry's?

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    07-09-13 04:08 PM
  8. jeroen_13's Avatar
    Should be possible. But seeing as not all apps can be converted for the PB, I'm not 100% sure

    NO. the Android BBM only supports Android 4.x +

    the Playbook has Android 2.3
    07-10-13 03:53 AM
  9. systemvolker's Avatar
    Lol

    Posted via CB10
    07-10-13 05:11 AM
  10. The Me's Avatar
    NO. the Android BBM only supports Android 4.x +

    the Playbook has Android 2.3
    Has it been confirmed that it will be using 4.x vs 2.3? I mean, unless you're BlackBerry internal, how would you know?

    Posted via CB10
    07-12-13 03:34 AM
  11. SebastianNap's Avatar
    Has it been confirmed that it will be using 4.x vs 2.3? I mean, unless you're BlackBerry internal, how would you know?

    Posted via CB10
    It's been confirmed.

    Posted via CB10
    07-12-13 12:20 PM
  12. The Me's Avatar
    It's been confirmed.

    Posted via CB10
    Where did I miss this? Was it announced during the shareholder meeting?

    Also, is there a way to convert a 4.x app to work in 2.3? If this doesn't work the only way to get BBM on the PB is installing 10.1.
    07-12-13 12:28 PM
  13. sllock's Avatar
    That would be cool if you could sideload BBM to the PlayBook

    Posted via CB10
    It would be uncool if we have to....

    Posted via CB10
    07-12-13 05:04 PM
  14. ooklah's Avatar
    Where did I miss this? Was it announced during the shareholder meeting?

    Also, is there a way to convert a 4.x app to work in 2.3? If this doesn't work the only way to get BBM on the PB is installing 10.1.
    It was confirmed when they announced it was going multiplatform.

    BBM for iOS and Android to Launch This Summer - Press Releases

    ...with support planned for iOS6, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher, all subject to approval by the Apple App Store and Google Play.
    flyingsolid likes this.
    07-12-13 05:36 PM
  15. SebastianNap's Avatar
    Where did I miss this? Was it announced during the shareholder meeting?

    Also, is there a way to convert a 4.x app to work in 2.3? If this doesn't work the only way to get BBM on the PB is installing 10.1.
    No, it's a different sdk and framework

    Posted via CB10
    07-13-13 12:11 AM
  16. BlackBerry Owner 1's Avatar
    BBM for Android would be native and only run on android 4.0+ so for those 2 reasons, no, we can't run the Android version of BBM on the playbook.

    Posted via CB10
    07-20-13 01:07 AM
  17. qwang's Avatar
    dude, you make me cry T_T
    07-20-13 11:08 AM
  18. sibeans's Avatar
    Wow, that would be ironic if we had to sideload an Android version of a BlackBerry app to a BlackBerry product... I admit that if probably be one of the first to do so, lol. Welcome back BBM Channels!

    Sent from my "Crackdroid" Nexus 4 using the Mobile Nations App
    07-21-13 11:55 PM
  19. narci's Avatar
    Didn't RIM also say that it will be on phones only and not tablets?
    07-22-13 12:32 AM
  20. AWB70's Avatar
    Probably a perfectly good reason for this it seems so obvious but I often wonder why there isn't a browser version of BBM? Why can't you just login to your account via the browser which would bring BBM to the PlayBook and only leave email to complete the bridge again for bb 10.

    Posted via CB10
    07-23-13 05:28 PM
  21. AWB70's Avatar
    Sorry forgot about text messages as well to complete it.

    Posted via CB10
    07-23-13 05:29 PM

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