1. Alexandre Faustino's Avatar
    Since the Android confirmation that's a lot of speculation in the future of BB10. Some outsiders and insiders already said it's death but in fact BlackBerry give it another chance with the confirmation of the update 10.3.3, but the real question should be: What will happen to the BlackBerry World?

    With all this speculation the last developers working with BlackBerry will think in move away like Snap developer did, and more and more will follow him. BlackBerry World will dye before the system and that could anticipate the BB10 death even if BlackBerry wants to revive it.

    Can you live without those apps from BlackBerry World and also without the Android runtime? What's your opinion?
    09-26-15 06:11 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    why wouldn't the android runtime and current apps still work?
    09-26-15 08:22 AM
  3. khampasong's Avatar
    Just check blackberry world for playbook os and you have your answer.

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    09-26-15 11:30 AM
  4. JohnGrey's Avatar
    why wouldn't the android runtime and current apps still work?
    Because, on the Android side, 10.3 uses ART 4.3 while we're getting ready to move to Marshmallow on the vanilla Android and 5.1.1 for the Priv. Most of your top-tier apps are being updated with tighter GPS integration which limits you to extralegal workarounds, and that's even assuming that 10.3.3 doesn't remove the ART outright to satisfy OHA membership requirements. The situation isn't much better on the native app side. Lack of maintenance by BBRY has resulted in several native apps not getting updates to deal with API changes and breaking; the Facebook app is an example.
    09-26-15 10:44 PM
  5. cathulu15's Avatar
    Well we are part of the Android fragmentation then, almost 40% of phones are jellybean or earlier lol. But this problem is not good in the long run. If BlackBerry does not unfreeze BB10 in the near future it will be lights out in a year or two. By then I will be upgrading my Passport...

     Passport SE 
    09-27-15 10:39 AM
  6. Alexandre Faustino's Avatar
    Well we are part of the Android fragmentation then, almost 40% of phones are jellybean or earlier lol. But this problem is not good in the long run. If BlackBerry does not unfreeze BB10 in the near future it will be lights out in a year or two. By then I will be upgrading my Passport...

     Passport SE 
    That fragmentation could end up to be a good marketing strategy, you need always to buy new devices to be updated.
    09-27-15 10:50 AM
  7. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Well we are part of the Android fragmentation then, almost 40% of phones are jellybean or earlier lol.
    ... and also 3 years old, for the most part. This is a problem that solves itself as people naturally replace those older phones with new ones, and with phones like the Moto E and G, and with the Android One program, far more of those newer phones will get Android upgrades over their first two years.

    The whole fragmentation thing is way overblown. It's much like WinXP - sure, XP can't run some newer software packages, but should those companies write their apps based on XP in 2015, or is the problem that the people still running XP need to find a way to move forward with the rest of us?
    09-27-15 07:29 PM

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