1. frisettes's Avatar
    I'm using the Classic, and it's fairly obvious that if I want to make sure that the app works after installed, i'd better just install it through Snap. The overwhelming majority of Android apps work flawlessly on the Classic, even with the square screen. They work better than if installed through Amazon, and sometimes they actually work better than the native BB10 app. All of which is a testament to them BlackBerry engineers.

    Which brings up the question: why isn't Snap just preloaded on all BB10 BlackBerrys running 10.3 or later so users don't even have to sideload it? Better yet, why don't they just buy Snap? Everybody should have it, so we don't have to hear the canard "Blackberry doesn't have any apps" anymore.

    Posted via CB10
    02-04-15 09:57 AM
  2. pajousek's Avatar
    Legal reasons IMHO. Also compability ones.

    Posted via CB10
    02-04-15 09:59 AM
  3. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Legal stuff with Google.

    EDIT: Too slow.
    Umaima_B_Dia likes this.
    02-04-15 10:01 AM
  4. chiphazard's Avatar
    Why, when google play store works fine. And Amazon is preloaded.

    Rogers Blackberry Passport. BlackBerry Since 2006
    02-04-15 10:44 AM
  5. early2bed's Avatar
    The overwhelming majority of Android apps work flawlessly on the Classic, even with the square screen. They work better than if installed through Amazon, and sometimes they actually work better than the native BB10 app. All of which is a testament to them BlackBerry engineers.
    This is not good enough to claim Android compatibility, especially, with new apps coming out on a regular basis. If you install Snap then you do so at your own risk. If Blackberry installs it then they are responsible for how it works. I doubt it's good enough to claim as real feature.
    wing2299 likes this.
    02-04-15 10:55 AM
  6. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Snap explicitly violates Google's Terms of Service. If BlackBerry tried to offer it themselves they'd get a takedown notice immediately.
    diegonei likes this.
    02-04-15 10:57 AM
  7. howarmat's Avatar
    Why, when google play store works fine. And Amazon is preloaded.

    Rogers Blackberry Passport. BlackBerry Since 2006
    amazon is the only legal option. the others arent legal
    02-04-15 11:10 AM
  8. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Snap also contravenes the BlackBerry World terms and conditions, probably because it contravenes Google TOS.

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2072
    Thunderbuck likes this.
    02-04-15 04:32 PM
  9. sajko11's Avatar
    Snap also contravenes the BlackBerry World terms and conditions, probably because it contravenes Google TOS.

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2072
    That's why it's not there.

    Posted via CB10 with my Z10 (Z10STL100-2/10.3.1.1151)
    02-04-15 05:49 PM
  10. gariac's Avatar
    amazon is the only legal option. the others arent legal
    Well sort of. You can get apk files from sites other than Play or Amazon. Some are on github.com Rather than mess with registering for an app store just to give away an app, developers use their github.com account.


    Posted via CB10
    02-04-15 07:14 PM

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