View Poll Results: Does Snap (or other Android app stores) replace BlackBerry World as you main source of apps?

Voters
122. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, Snap (and/or others) basically replace BlackBerry World for med

    9 7.38%
  • No, BlackBerry World is still my main source of apps

    72 59.02%
  • I use BlackBerry World and Android app stores about equally

    41 33.61%
02-25-14 08:47 PM
116 ... 345
tools
  1. aha's Avatar
    Nope.

    Posted via CB10 with Z30 on 10.2.1.1925+1926 radio
    02-17-14 05:43 PM
  2. gruv4u's Avatar
    Nope. I have a couple of APKs but that's because BlackBerry doesn't have the app and the other is a side by side comparison. Apps made specifically for BlackBerry run really smooth.

    Z10 (STL 100-3) Superphone with vitamin 10.2.1.1925
    02-17-14 05:55 PM
  3. The Aficionado's Avatar
    I only use a few android apps, in the case when I can't get an equivalent in blackberry world.

    I have quite a few friends who are working in tech, or are tech geeks, and a few of them have picked up the z10 since finding out you can install android apks directly, and the z10 now being available for around $200. These guys only get native apps that are free, and one's they were using already on android.. for the most part they install apks and don't even look at bbw

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-14 08:54 PM
  4. KDB84's Avatar
    Nope.

    Posted from my Z10 via CB10
    02-17-14 08:57 PM
  5. Craigash's Avatar
    No

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-14 09:02 PM
  6. GooberNS's Avatar
    No, android apps ask for pretty much all permissions even the simplest apps do. BlackBerry World is my main store. I only have 5 android apps installed. I am however grateful for Snap.

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-14 09:10 PM
  7. just jack's Avatar
    Nope, not by a long shot,

    Posted with the Glorious Z30
    02-17-14 10:26 PM
  8. ryanza's Avatar
    I'm using both Snap and BBW. I prefer to use BBW and use snap only for those apps that ae not in BBW
    02-17-14 11:49 PM
  9. marknick's Avatar
    No... bbw is great but was missing two apps I needed... now I have them on my Z30 and my Note 3 is for sale on eBay!

    Posted via CB10
    02-18-14 12:36 AM
  10. BigManRonnie's Avatar
    Oh hell no. Being able to download android apps has opened my eyes to just how inferior they are to BlackBerry apps.

    Posted via CB10
    pgg101 likes this.
    02-18-14 05:56 AM
  11. vim674's Avatar
    I love the option of snap, but it hasn't replace the app world. All Android port apps don't work the way they are supposed to on BlackBerry

    Posted via CB10
    02-18-14 07:11 AM
  12. laserx's Avatar
    So far I've only downloaded 3 from snap and only one remains it is Netflix. I would much prefer native bb10 apps but until they can fill all my needs it is very nice to have an option.
    02-18-14 02:54 PM
  13. nigoinsnow's Avatar
    I turn my BlackBerry 10 into gaming machine after I sideload snap

    Posted via CB10
    02-19-14 11:33 AM
  14. HighFlight88's Avatar
    I thought I might become a heavy user of Android apps downloaded through Snap, based on the headlines that we BlackBerry users were missing out on so much. Surprisingly, the 8 or so I have installed so far have whetted my appetite. I find the native apps and some of the Android ports through BBW to be superior and sufficient.

    Posted via CB10 on Q10
    02-25-14 05:49 PM
  15. mnc76's Avatar
    No. Too many Snap Android apps don't work, or run slowly compared to native apps (or even compared to the same app on the Galaxy Nexus which has even less powerful hardware than the Z10 but has a much faster Android runtime).

    The BB10 Android runtime is still much slower than most runtimes when it comes to *certain functions*.

    When you get an app that makes heavy use of the functions that run slowly on BB10, then you get a slow app. However some Android apps may use only functions that run well on BB10. Those apps run like native (like Netflix for example).

    The other problem with Android apps from Snap is NOTIFICATIONS!

    I've never gotten a single background notification on any Android app (NOT including Android apps from BlackBerry World -- notifications work on those).

    Lack of notifications alone keep BlackBerry World relevant.

    Posted via CB10
    02-25-14 07:20 PM
  16. dougverli1's Avatar
    Well it really depends what do use for. For example. I'm a huge fan of Instagram so I downloaded...

    Posted via CB10
    02-25-14 08:47 PM
116 ... 345

Similar Threads

  1. BlackBerry Picture Password
    By Shephard Wong in forum General BlackBerry News, Discussion & Rumors
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 02-02-14, 09:18 AM
  2. Quickpic: Looking For External SD
    By Joseph K Muscat in forum More for your BlackBerry 10 Phone!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-14, 08:30 AM
  3. Blackberry's website says update to 10.2.1
    By smotwani in forum BlackBerry 10 OS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-29-14, 05:46 PM
  4. No 10.2.1.537 update for XL IND Carrier?
    By paynekillers123 in forum General Carrier Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-29-14, 05:36 PM
  5. How to buy apps on Snap
    By Wilder169 in forum More for your BlackBerry 10 Phone!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-29-14, 04:46 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD