1. James Nieves's Avatar
    While the title sounds a bit brash hear me out. RIM could have struck up a deal with Android/Google to give us secure-support of Google Play Store on our PlayBooks. Instead they built in a half- Dalvik runtime that essentially emulates the Android environment. Why? We know RIM is tracking the source of Android and is planning to update it at some point, so why the half- support for PlayBook? If youíve ever seen V for Vendetta you already know the answer.

    This is merely speculation, but its makes too much sense, and works out too well in RIMs favor for it to be a happy coincidence. Iíve said before that the Android Runtime is a merely a tool to help developers gain entry onto the platform, but I think RIM had side effects from their implementation; and planned or not they exist--perhaps RIM is more cunning and daring than we suspect. BlackBerry 10 is their hail-mary pass to bring them back into the mobile spotlight. What if the Android Runtime was just a method to there madness?

    When the 2.0 came, for PlayBook we PB users got subpar Android support. Yet piracy went rampant on PlayBook as users scrambled to convert their pirated .apks for use on the PlayBook(Much thanks to Crackberry forums that started the trend and aimed to help the community convert legal files).Yet true to Android form, we got a bunch legal and illegal Android ports up and running on the PlayBook. This became revenue lost by developers who didnít think the PlayBook was worth supporting. The runtime changed this misconception. More and more apps were getting brought over to PlayBook and the developers were seeing their months of work account for nothing, on a platform they chose not to support. Once the issue gained notice many developers reached out to RIM to make it stop, RIMs answer was to bring the apps into the App World, and many have very easily because the great tools RIM has supplied to developers (at no cost). This helped RIM get a lot of attention to their platform and has only bolstered the BB10 as we head to launch. In a way RIM created the problem, and the solution, by July of 2012 RIM had implemented new encryption methods to App World to disallow users to run an app they didnít purchase on their PlayBook. So that newer .bar files donít suffer the same kind of piracy seen between the months of February and July.

    Many developer houses really love the PlayBook and RIMs move to implement the runtime shows their true dedication to making BlackBerry 10 succeed even if they have to get dirty. Be it RIM or 3rd partiesĖDCMA violations have been posted to the majority of sites posting pirated PlayBook files, and the problem has thus been solved aside from the few die-hard rip off artists hidding behind torrent sites and twitter. RIM has been masterful in their strides toward BlackBerry 10, and the PlayBook has truly served as a wonderful testbed for the QNX platform. Using Androids muddled-fragmented openness against itself, whilst showing off BlackBerrys dominance of security all while giving users what they wanted: more apps. RIM has ďforcedĒ developers to support BlackBerry 10 or suffer the same conditions they fair on Android. All developers needs to do is get into App World, and their time/investments are safe, and open to hundreds of thousands of users just waiting to shell out cash for good, quality apps theyíve never had on PlayBookís uncongested App World. Just another way to influence developers to support the platform.
    Cesare21 likes this.
    11-23-12 01:07 PM
  2. RECOOL's Avatar
    Yes a house divide shall fall RIM has done well with divide and conquer tactics.Well analysed bro RIM has been playing advance chess.

    RIM knew that developers were not happy with the piracy and loosing out on money for their apps.And made great plans to get dev community on board BB10.
    Showed them the kit tools and impressed developers RIM just put in the work and connected worldwide.People always talked about eco system what apps you need to have etc but reality is devs want to get paid they will always put their product where it could sell and make money.With BB having many users devs would of made a move to appworld eventually to get more revenue they were always coming.RIM just didnt hang around waiting they sped the process up and got them on board early.

    RIM just converted developers got them to see how great the kits tools on BB10 were how much better they were cascades.RIM did brilliantly they created a buzz and movement within developers.

    The so called freeness of cyborg could be their downfall in later years.
    James Nieves likes this.
    11-23-12 06:06 PM

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