1. Puz_zled's Avatar
    Revealed: The BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android' • The Register
    Very Cool and well done BlackBerry Engineers! The lifeblood of the company!

    Swiped with one thumb from the virtual keyboard of my awesome Z10!
    11-25-13 04:11 PM
  2. Puz_zled's Avatar
    Apologies, others beat me to it : )

    Swiped with one thumb from the virtual keyboard of my awesome Z10!
    11-25-13 04:12 PM
  3. mikeycollins13's Avatar
    Whoever these guys are, I sure hope Heins flew them around on the Jets with him ...They are clearly the fast few rockstars left in Waterloo. well done to them.
    Karan Mohal likes this.
    11-26-13 04:16 AM
  4. 11pts's Avatar
    I hope those engineers get the recognition they deserve
    Karan Mohal likes this.
    11-26-13 04:32 AM
  5. amjass12's Avatar
    better than android androids. this makes me laugh every time i read the statement.
    11-26-13 12:35 PM
  6. Andy_bb_king's Avatar
    New slogan: Better Android than androids - Reintroduce BlackBerry 10?

    Posted via CB10
    11-26-13 01:13 PM
  7. Fidel Mercado's Avatar
    Can you run Android Launchers with the new runtime? That would be a cool feature, if possible
    11-26-13 01:18 PM
  8. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    White Zombie's "More Human than Human" is now running through my head...

    "More Android than Android"?!! ;-)

    Posted via CB10
    Mecca EL and bennelong like this.
    11-26-13 01:18 PM
  9. Mecca EL's Avatar
    Can you run Android Launchers with the new runtime? That would be a cool feature, if possible
    Yes you can. Launchers have been working since PBOS2.0, if not earlier.
    southlander likes this.
    11-26-13 01:38 PM
  10. GP540's Avatar
    Yeah definitely working in fact I'm having waaaay to much fun with this new run time.

    Running kitkat launcher have misc core apps installed ie DROID browser and phone sms maps yata yata it's really fun to launch "android" through bb10 hit browser it backs into bb10 to open a new Window to run native DROID browser then if you really want a fun time hit a magnet link in the DROID browser with a torrent app installed and hit open with out to bb10 launch new Window for torrent app.

    And so far my favorite thing so far. Loading a separate keyboard for my "android" side of my phone. Helps really sell the power of bb10 mobile computing platform
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    Posted via CB10
    11-27-13 07:10 PM
  11. mikeo007's Avatar
    Wait? Does uTorrent actually work?
    If so I may just dust off this Q10 and use it for a torrent box!
    11-27-13 09:12 PM
  12. GP540's Avatar
    It runs. Bit finicky to get to download and when it does it won't run minimized
    And sloooooooow speeds

    Posted via CB10
    11-27-13 09:57 PM
  13. playbookster's Avatar
    Yeah I put kitkat on my phone, it's really weird. I feel like I have a mac running windows lol

    Sent from my Z30
    11-27-13 11:30 PM
  14. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    Wasting resources on a competitor's product compatibility. This only serves to facilitate the transition to BlackBerry smartphones running Google Android natively and abandoning BlackBerry OS 10.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    11-28-13 03:23 AM
  15. bennelong's Avatar
    Wasting resources on a competitor's product compatibility. This only serves to facilitate the transition to BlackBerry smartphones running Google Android natively and abandoning BlackBerry OS 10.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    BB10 is what does this.
    Wait until people realise that they can take it to work with them too.

    CB10 via Z10
    11-28-13 03:51 AM
  16. Omnitech's Avatar
    Wow, Andrew Orlowski is a CrackBerrian. Fabulous.. TheReg is my favorite I.T. pub.
    southlander likes this.
    11-28-13 05:55 AM
  17. bennelong's Avatar
    Come back Andrew!

    CB10 via Z10
    11-28-13 07:40 PM
  18. Karan Mohal's Avatar
    Try tTorrent...

    Screencap of torrent at 3 mb/s.. using ttorrent pro, on rogers wireless lte in winnipeg, on my q10 running 1055
    Also not finicky... works just like on my sg3 - also runs fine minimized, tho it is not headless..

    Android Runtime Wizardry in 10.2.1 a-img_00000070.png
    It runs. Bit finicky to get to download and when it does it won't run minimized
    And sloooooooow speeds

    Posted via CB10
    11-29-13 01:40 PM
  19. AndrewOrlowski's Avatar
    Wow, Andrew Orlowski is a CrackBerrian. Fabulous.. TheReg is my favorite I.T. pub.
    Cheers

    Had a BlackBerry through work for a couple of years - the only staffer to request one - and have written a lot about the system this year. Very impressed with the progress in 10.2.x.
    11-29-13 03:46 PM
  20. Omnitech's Avatar
    Cheers

    Had a BlackBerry through work for a couple of years - the only staffer to request one - and have written a lot about the system this year. Very impressed with the progress in 10.2.x.

    I'm just glad that TheReg gives the company and platform an editorial chance, rather than the usual kneejerk trashing it typically gets over here.

    One could think of BlackBerry as the middle-sized bear in Goldilocks: the small bear is culty and uptight, the big bear is an ironic combination of anarchy and Big Brother, and the middle bear is Just Right.
    southlander likes this.
    11-29-13 05:30 PM
  21. smallbiz's Avatar
    Does that make it a BlackBeary?

    Posted via CB10
    Omnitech likes this.
    11-29-13 07:26 PM
  22. Omnitech's Avatar
    Does that make it a BlackBeary?

    I think so.
    11-29-13 08:13 PM
  23. yunvi's Avatar
    wasnt there another thread about this? what happened to it?

    anyhew, that post was way beyond my technical understanding, but it seems like what the feat.

    im yet to see, and thus still wondering how BB is going to push this understanding past those who frequent these forums. as i understand it, you've only access to a few (legit (?) limited (in quantity) market places, and not the google play store (which houses all droid apps?
    11-29-13 09:29 PM
  24. GP540's Avatar
    We have access to all Google play apps just not a app for the market.

    Posted via CB10
    11-29-13 10:55 PM
  25. Omnitech's Avatar
    wasnt there another thread about this? what happened to it?
    Right here:

    Revealed: The amazing BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android'


    ...as i understand it, you've only access to a few (legit (?) limited (in quantity) market places, and not the google play store (which houses all droid apps?

    Google Play doesn't run directly on the device due to lack of a particular Google services mechanism and because in order to do that you have to join a particular Google vendor group that BlackBerry does not belong to, but there are other ways to access that content, which work very well indeed. Most famously, this one:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-le...-2-1-a-874153/
    yunvi likes this.
    11-30-13 05:05 AM

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