1. uncle_numpty's Avatar
    OK - can someone explain to me how this is working on the PB.

    Is it running as a virtual machine ??

    Also which version of android is it ? 2.3 or above and is it different to the version being run on the z10 or Q10.

    If it's not different, why can't android apps that work on the z10/q10 work on the PB ?

    Any takers

    Cheers
    04-29-13 04:48 AM
  2. Dr_Acula's Avatar
    Its a VM
    2.3.3
    Android on z10 is an upgraded version of that on playbook,or maybe some apps are blocked on playbook.
    04-29-13 04:59 AM
  3. uncle_numpty's Avatar
    ta muchly for the info
    Dr_Acula likes this.
    04-29-13 05:30 AM
  4. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    Yup it would be very nice of Blackberry to send PlayBook owners the runtime update while we are waiting for BlackBerry10. My PlayBook would do backflips if I could load things like Skype, Netflix and Instagram on it.
    AUgirl_inTX likes this.
    04-29-13 10:03 AM
  5. SifJar's Avatar
    Its a VM
    2.3.3
    Android on z10 is an upgraded version of that on playbook,or maybe some apps are blocked on playbook.
    Apps are not blocked on the PB, BB10 contains an updated run time with support for native code in Android apps (although this feature is unadvertised currently).
    04-29-13 10:10 AM
  6. masterscarhead1's Avatar
    You can't sideload it either :S
    04-29-13 10:17 AM
  7. Shantanu Gupta's Avatar
    It isn't exactly a "VM". Any CS student will know that write once/run everywhere languages such as java compile to a special byte code that is assessed and executed by an implementation layer (which is also often erratically referred to as VM). This layer in android is called Dalvik. Afaik, RIM has just ported that same layer (Dalvik) to their QNX kernel.
    04-29-13 01:55 PM
  8. SifJar's Avatar
    It isn't exactly a "VM". Any CS student will know that write once/run everywhere languages such as java compile to a special byte code that is assessed and executed by an implementation layer (which is also often erratically referred to as VM). This layer in android is called Dalvik. Afaik, RIM has just ported that same layer (Dalvik) to their QNX kernel.
    "Dalvik is the process virtual machine (VM) in Google's Android operating system." - Dalvik (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So yeah, it's a VM.
    04-29-13 02:13 PM

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