1. dale-c's Avatar
    If future bb10 phones came without any Android runtime at all, but you could pay, say $99 in BlackBerry world to get an officially google approved runtime with full play services etc, would that be worth it? It would cost for each device and would get updates to that handset or perhaps 3 years of updates for that BlackBerry ID.

    I for one would go for it.

    Oh, and please don't talking about the OHA etc, this is purely hypothetical.

    Posted via CB10
    10-09-15 08:13 PM
  2. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    The less I have to do with Google, the better.

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
    Zeratul57 and A_Aviator_A like this.
    10-09-15 08:19 PM
  3. Ment's Avatar
    Would you balance a unicorn on your nose for Google services? It makes about as much sense and have as much chance of happening.
    10-09-15 08:22 PM
  4. bhoqeem's Avatar

    10-09-15 08:46 PM
  5. howarmat's Avatar
    i would just buy an android device if i needed android apps that bad. Pretty much certain to work with not additional headaches, workarounds or anything other BS
    10-09-15 09:06 PM
  6. dmateo's Avatar
    N to the o

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    10-09-15 09:18 PM
  7. A_Aviator_A's Avatar
    There are several reasons why I own BB10 devices, and android run-time is definitely NOT one of them!
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    10-09-15 09:57 PM
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    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Red Edition
    10-09-15 10:19 PM
  9. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    There are several reasons why I own BB10 devices, and android run-time is definitely NOT one of them!
    What he said!!!!!

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
    10-10-15 12:42 AM
  10. chw6922's Avatar
    I would, but not for $99. Hypothetically, it it does happen, the google services have to be smooth as naive.

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-15 01:09 AM
  11. leeiling's Avatar
    I won't. But I assume I will have to pay the price for my wife.

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-15 04:34 AM
  12. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    Pay $99 on top of the cost of purchasing the phone? The only way that would make sense is if it would be a one time fee and not be a recurring charge.

    Some people would go for it, some people won't.

    It might be something Google could look into now that they might be getting hit with a lawsuit about them locking out Android. It would let competition in but Google would also make money.

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    10-10-15 05:57 PM
  13. dale-c's Avatar
    I just threw out that price. Preferably it would be a one time fee per BlackBerry ID or a smaller fee per device. At any rate, if it allowed full app compatibility without any sideloading, even of the play store.

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-15 07:07 PM
  14. dale-c's Avatar
    There are several reasons why I own BB10 devices, and android run-time is definitely NOT one of them!
    So? I don't either but there are apps I can't any other way.

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-15 07:08 PM
  15. bigjman's Avatar
    Since we're talking hypothetical, I would rather pay the $99 to make all the android apps native.

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-15 11:06 PM
  16. Stephen Green's Avatar

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    10-10-15 11:18 PM
  17. cbosdell's Avatar
    I certainly wouldn't pay or want official Google support on my Passport. I'm much happier carrying around an iPhone 5C for apps that BB10 lacks.
    10-11-15 07:42 AM
  18. Powdah's Avatar

    Posted via CB10
    10-11-15 12:56 PM
  19. imz's Avatar
    No, I'd want the android runtime updated first before I consider paying extra for Google services.

    Posted via CB10
    10-11-15 01:08 PM
  20. fast78's Avatar
    Will pay no more than 5 usd

    Posted via CB10
    10-11-15 02:05 PM
  21. skibnik's Avatar
    A more likely alternative would be if Blackberry released a Google Edition Passport running full Android. I do recall seeing a video of a Passport running Android.

    BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition captured on video running Android | CrackBerry.com
    10-11-15 02:22 PM
  22. Loc22's Avatar
    Well $99 is too much maybe $2 or something because Google will make money when I use it's services or purchase apps via Google Play store just like any other Android phone. It doesn't make sense to pay so much extra as compared to other Android phones.

    Posted via CB10
    10-11-15 02:39 PM
  23. primarytech's Avatar
    I'd buy an android device before I paid for Google support for a BlackBerry device.

    Posted via  Passport Silver Edition
    10-11-15 02:43 PM

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