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  1. MasterOfBinary's Avatar
    I'm not sure why having 4.3 matters. Most Android developers at least at the moment aren't going to make an app for a version that most devices can't handle/wont be upgraded to. With 4.2.2 they have a pretty safe bet that a lot of people will be able to use their application.

    BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.2.0.1371 | In Squircle We Trust
    Google recommends developing for version 2.3 for compatibility reasons. An app for 3.0 can target about 60% of Android phones I believe. I doubt there are many (if any) apps that are 4.3 only.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 using the CB Forums app
    09-04-13 10:49 PM
  2. auditman's Avatar
    Some androids devices dont even have 4.2. Were lucky to have 4.2.2

    STL 100-3 os 10.2.0.1443
    09-05-13 10:32 AM
  3. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Some androids devices dont even have 4.2. Were lucky to have 4.2.2

    STL 100-3 os 10.2.0.1443
    You don't have Android 4.2.2.
    09-05-13 10:35 AM
  4. toobs623's Avatar
    You don't have Android 4.2.2.
    We have the 4.2.2 runtime. It is not full blown android but it certainly is 4.2.2

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    09-05-13 10:58 AM
  5. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    We have the 4.2.2 runtime. It is not full blown android but it certainly is 4.2.2

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    That we can agree on.
    toobs623 likes this.
    09-05-13 11:00 AM
  6. 1magine's Avatar
    More important that the runtime include all the missing calls and APIs. Blue tooth support, maps, voice control, graphics hardware acceleration etc all still missing.
    09-05-13 11:10 AM
  7. Pdinos3's Avatar
    And bringing back the Squircle would make it complete.

    Via CB10 Rockin 10.2.0.1443 and proud member of "The Squircle of Trust" Group
    09-05-13 11:18 AM
  8. SteelHelmet's Avatar
    I care about Android Runtime now, because there are lots of apps missing for BB10, therefore we have to use the Runtime. But I just hope when 4.4 or 5.0 roll out, we already have those apps we've been waiting for, so the Runtime should feel like a bonus of the platform. And also hope we get our Squircle back!!!
    09-05-13 11:52 AM
  9. FlashFlare11's Avatar
    Android platform is known for their slow software adaptation, due to brand specific updates. This 4.4 won't reach any device (unless nexus and Google play version) until a few months after it's announced. Heck, even some android flagships right now will stuck either on 4.2/4.3. So I don't see why BlackBerry should update their runtime to this 4.4, at least until 6-9 months from now.

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    I don't think Google Play Edition devices get the updates right away. It's mostly vanilla Android, but still has some software from the manufacturers.

    Posted via CB10
    09-05-13 02:59 PM
  10. Jeandry Brito's Avatar
    I care about Android Runtime now, because there are lots of apps missing for BB10, therefore we have to use the Runtime. But I just hope when 4.4 or 5.0 roll out, we already have those apps we've been waiting for, so the Runtime should feel like a bonus of the platform. And also hope we get our Squircle back!!!
    +1

    Posted via CB10 app on my Z10 Stl100-1 on 10.2.0.1521
    09-07-13 04:36 PM
  11. Jeandry Brito's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your thoughts and I understand everything much better. Just one question though, wouldn't it be easier and nice if we could easily update our runtime OTA? I don't think it should really come with an OS update to do that? I just think BlackBerry should consider doing this. (my opinion)

    One other thing I would want to have the "Squarcle" or whatever it's called back. Isn't there any way?

    Posted via CB10 app on my Z10 Stl100-1 on 10.2.0.1521
    09-07-13 04:41 PM
  12. toobs623's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your thoughts and I understand everything much better. Just one question though, wouldn't it be easier and nice if we could easily update our runtime OTA? I don't think it should really come with an OS update to do that? I just think BlackBerry should consider doing this. (my opinion)

    One other thing I would want to have the "Squarcle" or whatever it's called back. Isn't there any way?

    Posted via CB10 app on my Z10 Stl100-1 on 10.2.0.1521
    When an ota OS update happens your runtime is updated so I don't know, maybe I'm missing your point there.

    And no
    09-07-13 07:22 PM
  13. smis's Avatar
    it is Kit-Kat maybe 5.x will be Tiramisu
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    09-08-13 12:26 AM
  14. diegonei's Avatar
    I understand, but my question still remains unanswered.
    One more time, if BlackBerry Z30/A10 (as known) comes with the Android runtime version 4.2, when this 4.4 updates come out (whether it takes a year or a month) will we be able to update our runtime?

    Posted via CB10 app on my Z10 Stl100-1 on 10.2.0.1047
    Straigth up answer: No.

    Keep in mind that we are not using android powered devices, so just because a new android version is up, it doesn't mean we can go and download it.

    It will be up to BlackBerry to update the Android Runtime, pack it with an OS update and push it to our devices.

    If we were running dual boot BB10/Android, then yes, you would be able to do OTA update of one OS while the other sits still. But this is not the case. Think of the runtime as any other app by BlackBerry.
    09-08-13 12:33 AM
  15. Jeandry Brito's Avatar
    Straigth up answer: No.

    Keep in mind that we are not using android powered devices, so just because a new android version is up, it doesn't mean we can go and download it.

    It will be up to BlackBerry to update the Android Runtime, pack it with an OS update and push it to our devices.

    If we were running dual boot BB10/Android, then yes, you would be able to do OTA update of one OS while the other sits still. But this is not the case. Think of the runtime as any other app by BlackBerry.
    My man! Thank you. Much appreciated.

    Posted via CB10 app on my Z10 Stl100-1 on 10.2.0.1521
    diegonei likes this.
    09-08-13 04:14 PM
  16. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    it is Kit-Kat maybe 5.x will be Tiramisu
    No! "L" dessert! L!

    Lemon meringue pie?
    09-08-13 08:06 PM
  17. toobs623's Avatar
    No! "L" dessert! L!

    Lemon meringue pie?
    Lollypop, $10 says it's lollypop
    Tre Lawrence likes this.
    09-08-13 11:03 PM
  18. DS1331's Avatar
    People make fun of the names that android uses for their OS but the names are fun to people and they get people interested in it. I love blackberry and could careless what they name anything, but to the average highschooler what's fun about Z10 and Q10 and 10.1 OS

    Sent From Q10/HTC One
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    09-08-13 11:11 PM
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