1. wayner1975's Avatar
    Hey people. I've been out of the BB scene for a few years. My last BB was a Storm 1 which I was very happy with at the time. I went to a droid and now, its time for another upgrade. So, I noticed with the new BB OS, you can load/use Android apps, so I can use all the stuff I've purchased on Googleplay? Also, I know that the tethering software apk doesn't work with BB because it can't "get in" to the OS, so, is there a BB app that does something similar to Foxfi tethering? I know BB has its own tethering feature, but I believe VZW limits that to like 5gb while using apps like Foxfi avoids that.

    Thanks!
    04-05-14 11:10 AM
  2. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Which country, which carrier? I use mobile hot spot, UK here

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-14 11:35 AM
  3. wayner1975's Avatar
    US, Verizonwireless
    04-05-14 11:41 AM
  4. pgg101's Avatar
    Yes, sideload the Snap app (Google Play client). Sign in using your Google login, then all apps you downloaded should appear under the My Apps section. From there you can install directly from your device. Most of the apps work...I'd say 90% of them at least.

    Posted via CB10 - Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.2141/Telus
    04-05-14 11:44 AM
  5. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    Read up on the app Snap for BB10. That'll get you access to your Google Play apps. Some people have run into certain apps that won't run properly, but I have over 20 apks installed, none of which have issues. Good luck and enjoy. I'm jealous
    04-05-14 11:50 AM
  6. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    Yes, sideload the Snap app (Google Play client). Sign in using your Google login, then all apps you downloaded should appear under the My Apps section. From there you can install directly from your device. Most of the apps work...I'd say 90% of them at least.

    Posted via CB10 - Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.2141/Telus
    Beat me to it
    04-05-14 11:50 AM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    Read up on the app Snap for BB10. That'll get you access to your Google Play apps. Some people have run into certain apps that won't run properly, but I have over 20 apks installed, none of which have issues. Good luck and enjoy. I'm jealous
    Apps like the xfinity app won't work, I can sign in and search but as soon as I go to watch something poof it's gone. There are some like tapatalk that can't access pics on your SD card unless they are in the camera folder. So yes many work, some don't and others not everything works.

    I don't know about the tethering apps as I just switched to vzw and with the more everything plan hotspot is included.
    Last edited by kbz1960; 04-05-14 at 11:58 AM. Reason: wrong word typo
    04-05-14 11:57 AM
  8. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I am also in the US and I didn't sideload Snap... I got my Google Apps via Amazon App store and 1mobile... I would say that most of the apps I use were on there.... but they do not work as well as the genuine apps on my Galaxy Note 3....

    I can't put my finger on it exactly... but they don't seem to work as well
    04-05-14 02:02 PM
  9. wayner1975's Avatar
    Awesome guys! Now, about the Googleplay via Snap. Does this allow me to access/watch my paid googleplay movies?
    04-05-14 02:08 PM
  10. kbz1960's Avatar
    Awesome guys! Now, about the Googleplay via Snap. Does this allow me to access/watch my paid googleplay movies?
    Not sure about that but if it needs Google services it won't work.
    04-05-14 02:10 PM
  11. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Awesome guys! Now, about the Googleplay via Snap. Does this allow me to access/watch my paid googleplay movies?
    Movies? No idea. Apps for sure. Apps that require Google play services might not work.

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141
    04-05-14 02:10 PM

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