1. afxmac's Avatar
    Hi,
    the new job came with a new phone, a Blackberry Leap.
    So far this is a huge pile of dung for me.
    Android apps are extremely unstable, even lead to phone restarts.
    Having Waze crash while trying to get around traffic jams and Podcast Addict stutter is no fun.

    It does not matter whether I use apps from the Amazon store or the Cobalt's google pay store.

    Is this to be expected with that half assed Android subsystem or do I have defective hardware?

    thx
    afx
    11-15-16 04:01 PM
  2. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    What you have is a BlackBerry 10 OS with an Android 4.3 runtime without Google Services. Even with a bunch of additional workarounds added, there are still lots of compatibility issues. Sometimes there are patches for calls to Google Services that can help.
    Last edited by BB-JAM215; 11-16-16 at 09:32 AM.
    11-15-16 08:15 PM
  3. afxmac's Avatar
    What you have is a BlackBerry 10 OS with an Android 4.3 runtime without Google Services. Even with a bunch of additional workarounds added, there are still lots of compatibility issues. Sometimes thee are patches for calls to Google Services that can help.
    That would explain slowness and missing functionality.
    But the extreme crashyness even with the stone age apps from the Amazon store?

    cheers
    afx
    11-15-16 11:54 PM
  4. ohaiguise's Avatar
    Audio stuttering is common with Android apps on BB10, especially when playing downloaded files (streaming them performs better for some strange reason).
    11-16-16 05:49 AM
  5. Invictus0's Avatar
    That would explain slowness and missing functionality.
    But the extreme crashyness even with the stone age apps from the Amazon store?

    cheers
    afx
    If you've installed a lot of Android apps (especially with Run in Background permissions) it can cause issues. Try removing these apps and see if performance improves (an app like CCleaner from Amazon can tell you).
    11-16-16 10:32 AM
  6. iUser's Avatar
    Hi,
    the new job came with a new phone, a Blackberry Leap.
    So far this is a huge pile of dung for me.
    Android apps are extremely unstable, even lead to phone restarts.
    Having Waze crash while trying to get around traffic jams and Podcast Addict stutter is no fun.

    It does not matter whether I use apps from the Amazon store or the Cobalt's google pay store.

    Is this to be expected with that half assed Android subsystem or do I have defective hardware?

    thx
    afx
    Well, it is supposed to be used for work only

    Posted through my BlackBerry
    11-17-16 08:42 AM
  7. chain13's Avatar
    Too old hardware, unupdated software/runtime, unupdated mother OS
    11-17-16 08:53 AM
  8. ohaiguise's Avatar
    Too old hardware, unupdated software/runtime, unupdated mother OS
    It does fine for what it's intended and a handful of non-taxing Android apps.
    11-17-16 12:30 PM
  9. afxmac's Avatar
    Thanks for all the feedback,
    so I know that swapping the hardware is probably a waste of time.

    cheers
    afx
    11-18-16 01:15 AM
  10. chain13's Avatar
    It does fine for what it's intended and a handful of non-taxing Android apps.
    What is it intended to in the first place? BB10 is dead, it couldnt even be considered as smartphone. The only one who can keep this device alive is android emulation capability. If this one doesn't go smooth, better sell it..
    12-29-16 11:03 AM
  11. ohaiguise's Avatar
    What is it intended to in the first place?
    Calls, email, text, browsing, multimedia, Amazon apps.
    01-04-17 01:03 PM
  12. chain13's Avatar
    Calls, email, text, browsing, multimedia, Amazon apps.
    That's why those craps left in the warehouse unsold
    01-06-17 09:05 AM
  13. ohaiguise's Avatar
    That's why those craps left in the warehouse unsold
    Huh?
    01-06-17 09:20 AM
  14. chain13's Avatar
    Huh?
    It was old when first time it released. Old in every aspect.
    01-07-17 12:39 AM
  15. thurask's Avatar
    It was old when first time it released. Old in every aspect.
    The Leap was the last BB10 device to use the Snapdragon S4 processor stretching back to the Z10 (i.e. 2012 parts in 2015), and second-last BB10 device produced before the Silver Passport.
    01-07-17 03:52 PM
  16. ohaiguise's Avatar
    It's perfectly fine for a basic slab for work purposes.
    01-07-17 06:33 PM
  17. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    It's perfectly fine for a basic slab for work purposes.
    If your work relies on Android apps, nope.
    01-07-17 07:36 PM
  18. ohaiguise's Avatar
    If your work relies on Android apps, nope.
    Sure ... same if your work relies on iOS apps, Windows apps etc.
    01-07-17 08:09 PM
  19. tiada nama1's Avatar
    I disable all run in background for my leap,all android apps run in smooth

    Blackberry leap
    01-07-17 10:13 PM
  20. chain13's Avatar
    The Leap was the last BB10 device to use the Snapdragon S4 processor stretching back to the Z10 (i.e. 2012 parts in 2015), and second-last BB10 device produced before the Silver Passport.
    It's old, isnt it
    01-13-17 11:26 PM

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