1. onmyown's Avatar
    Forgive my lack of knowledge on the topic..expect to interpret what I'm trying to say.

    Would it be possible, as a future option if decided by blackberry, to make bb10 a blackberry version of android as is sense or touchwiz?

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    09-24-13 06:22 PM
  2. itzJustMeh's Avatar
    That will probably never happen. BlackBerry without it's own OS is like 100 other companies out there who make Androids, and BlackBerry 10 is in many ways better then Android.
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    09-24-13 06:43 PM
  3. onmyown's Avatar
    But could they still implement cascades, the hub and active tiles..just running on android?

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    09-24-13 07:17 PM
  4. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    There are launchers that give you all sorts of different looks and feels, and probably apps that can try to mimic a unified inbox, but I doubt you'll see an entire ROM built to do what BB10 can do. If we're lucky, they'll copy the best parts by the time our BBs stop working.

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    09-24-13 07:40 PM
  5. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    09-24-13 07:41 PM
  6. itzJustMeh's Avatar
    Cascades could work, but you don't have its source. Hub wouldn't work because android nature is completely different from BB10. Same with Active tiles.
    09-24-13 07:41 PM
  7. onmyown's Avatar
    Just curious. Since other phone companies put their own spin on android, wasn't sure if BlackBerry could do the same if they grind down to a hardware Co

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    09-24-13 08:12 PM
  8. KermEd's Avatar
    Sideload something called a loader.

    It will essentially let you use the full android side including email system, browser. Etc.

    Just know it can't be reversed and will prompt every time you run an android app which environment you want to use.

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    09-24-13 08:27 PM
  9. onmyown's Avatar
    Maybe my point was missed.

    If we lose bb10 as an os and blackberries are simply hardware, could blackberry option to put a bb10 style "launcher" on all their devices running android - much like Samsung and HTC

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    09-24-13 08:34 PM
  10. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Maybe my point was missed.

    If we lose bb10 as an os and blackberries are simply hardware, could blackberry option to put a bb10 style "launcher" on all their devices running android - much like Samsung and HTC

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    Sure it could probably be done. Not trivially though. Who would pay for the drivers? Would BlackBerry or who ever ended up in possession of the remains provide access to the keys to sign a bootloader? I doubt it.

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    09-24-13 09:25 PM
  11. KangarooDons's Avatar
    Actually, the only part of Android that BlackBerry phones need is the apps part. What most people wants is apps, so just include the apps compatibility on BlackBerry phones. Basically, no requirement to sideload. Just click on Google Play and download. Everything else, we'll use BB10

    3 BBs in 3 years. 9000 > 9900 > Q10. send from Q10
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    09-24-13 09:40 PM
  12. onmyown's Avatar
    Actually, the only part of Android that BlackBerry phones need is the apps part. What most people wants is apps, so just include the apps compatibility on BlackBerry phones. Basically, no requirement to sideload. Just click on Google Play and download. Everything else, we'll use BB10

    3 BBs in 3 years. 9000 > 9900 > Q10. send from Q10
    Agreed. So.. how far off, or difficult, would it be to have access to the Google play store. If we have android run time..why not. Who really loses from that?

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    09-24-13 09:51 PM
  13. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Agreed. So.. how far off, or difficult, would it be to have access to the Google play store. If we have android run time..why not. Who really loses from that?

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    Ask Cyanogen.

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    09-24-13 10:01 PM
  14. BerryWizard's Avatar
    Forgive my lack of knowledge on the topic..expect to interpret what I'm trying to say.

    Would it be possible, as a future option if decided by blackberry, to make bb10 a blackberry version of android as is sense or touchwiz?

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    They did it 4 years ago they would probably have more market shares than apple by now. Just my opinion people, don't flip out !


    See this thread that I have started with an idea of what this could have turned out to be If BlackBerry made a Secured Android device :


    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=850479

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    09-24-13 10:28 PM

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