- CrackBerry Genius
01-26-13, 01:53 AM #4
- 1,977 Posts
Nope. RIM, at the beginning, PROMISED a Blackberry App Player that would be like the Android App Player (see this demo here of "native email" on the BlackBerry PlayBook which was being run inside the BB App Player - BlackBerry PlayBook Native Email and PIM Running via BlackBerry OS Emulation?!! Makes hybrid QNX/BB OS plausible on new phones? | CrackBerry.com). However, as you can seen in Alec's blog post, RIM decided to NOT pursue that.....(Developer Roadmap: BlackBerry BBX and the BlackBerry Java SDK BlackBerry Developer Blog). This is all ancient history now though.....
RIM has worked with a lot of vendors who had BBOS7 apps to bring their apps to BB10, whether as native development or as Android ports...
- 01-26-13, 05:25 AM #6
Will OS 7 apps work on the Z10
I'm sure they will give us credit for what we have already purchased in "BlackBerry World" I think if we paid for an app, it will be available to the consumer just in a BB10 version of the app. And I'm sure they will have plenty of new apps as well!
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-26-13, 06:29 AM #7
- 379 Posts
- 01-26-13, 06:28 PM #8
- CrackBerry Master
01-27-13, 10:25 AM #9
- 1,385 Posts
The answer is no. But they could have done it. They did it with the Android Java Layer... Why not have a BB OS 7 Java Layer? Answer, most of the apps were garbage, and slow. Plus the SDK was terrible (I speak by experience I am a Software Engineer). So, it was smart to do a clean break.
My guess is that they initially were going to write a BB OS 7 Java layer for the Playbook / BB10. But then someone realized that they could also do one for Android. So, they then dropped the idea of a BB OS 7 Java Layer... Like I said it was a smart move...
- 01-27-13, 12:50 PM #12
Will OS 7 apps work on the Z10?
Anyway, as others have mentioned, completely different OS, devs will have to port their apps to BB10.
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