1. robincoops's Avatar
    1. what is the current os on the playbook?
    2. can you install xbmc
    3. can you install android apps
    12-08-13 04:51 PM
  2. curvezzz's Avatar
    1. what is the current os on the playbook? - v2.1.0.1753
    2. can you install xbmc -IDK
    3. can you install android apps - Yes
    BlackBerry PlayBook OS Updates - PlayBook Software Support - US
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    12-08-13 04:58 PM
  3. cbeeches's Avatar
    Don't do it.
    12-08-13 07:58 PM
  4. John Hernandez4's Avatar
    To be honest, if you looking to install apps only few good android apps are available sideload to install. You can enjoy the playbook with watching movies, recording videos, listen to music or surfing the Web. Don't expect to be like Android because you will be totally disappointed.
    12-08-13 08:05 PM
  5. AGalland's Avatar
    Here in Mexico there is a lot of better and cheapers tablet.
    Why do you want a playbook? It was a good device 3 years ago (the OS wasn't mature and the app store, even today is a joke) but now?
    12-08-13 08:31 PM
  6. jpash549's Avatar
    Quite a few of the Playbook apps are Android ports although not identified as such. Android apps can be side loaded but the Android emulator on the PB is stuck on 2.3. Thus you can not run apps that require Android 4.0, 4.2, 4.3 and I assume 4.4. There are some very good apps in the BB World for the PB but there are also big gaps. What type of apps are you going to want and must have? Kaleem Soft is a good media player app.

    Apparently XMBC does not work on the PB. But see below for Yatse. Plex is available


    An earlier post talked about installation of Yatse but don't know if that still works. Yatse is in good ereader. Also see post 1437 in below ref.


    Also some You Tube videos. Some are old and may not be relevant. You can't jailbreak (root) a PB now.

    Last edited by jpash549; 12-08-13 at 10:51 PM.
    12-08-13 09:37 PM

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