1. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Does anyone know for sure that Playbook will run all Android Apps?
    Will PB run Firefox browser?
    Does Google Maps speaking driving directions work on PB?
    Will Skype work on PB?
    Will PB run Hulu, Netflix, full length movies?
    04-02-11 07:23 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    Does anyone know for sure that Playbook will run all Android Apps? They are suppose to sometime in the summer

    Will PB run Firefox browser? firefox does have a mobile browser. if they dont make one for tablet OS you can use the Android version perhaps

    Does Google Maps speaking driving directions work on PB? I know google maps for android does this but not sure if google will make a PB version. I think RIM will have there own version of turn by turn software though

    Will Skype work on PB? Skype still has to make the app fo the PB

    Will PB run Hulu, Netflix, full length movies? Netflix is working on support for the PB supposedly. Hulu worked for the demo models but generally they do not allow mobile access so you will probably have to subscribe to Hulu+ and they will maybe make a PB app but we dont know yet
    hope that helps
    04-02-11 07:36 AM
  3. Kerms's Avatar
    Does anyone know for sure that Playbook will run all Android Apps? They are suppose to sometime in the summer
    Just to add to that point. Android 2.x apps that have been repackaged. If the developer doesn't repackage them then you won't be able to use them. Also they will have to be downloaded from RIMs Market. You won't be able to load your apk files, well unless someone comes up with work around
    04-02-11 09:35 AM
  4. mandony's Avatar
    Android apps will run on the Playbook with a Android emulator (said, by RIM, to be by an OS upgrade available later this year).
    The Android apps for tablets will not only be available from the RIM AppStore ... Android apps will also be available from Amazon.
    This is from the NY Times (22March11)

    The Amazon Appstore, which will be accessible at Amazon.com/appstore and through a mobile app, will sell applications for Android phones and tablets. It will also encroach on Googles territory by providing Android users with a new way to buy apps that cuts Google out of the equation.
    ... For app developers, the biggest difference between Amazons app store and others is that Amazon will set the prices the apps will sell for. Developers will suggest a price, but Amazon could sell them for a different price potentially less than the sale price on the Android Market. Amazon will pay developers the greater of either 70 percent of the sale price, which is the standard revenue-share percentage for app stores, or 20 percent of the price the developer suggests the app sells


    As far as Internet phone calls, the Playbook is advertised to have video call capability. Which providers will be on-board when the Playbook is released has not been announced. Since the capability is built-in, it sounds like SKYPE will be available at some time.

    For movies, the Playbook is rich with capability to play almost any format, even Flash. Full length movies can be uploaded to memory. To be sure, every movie provider will make an app ... that is their business.

    Google maps will be available.
    Google Maps Navigates Android Users Around Traffic – Gotta Be Mobile | Android Tablet World
    Last edited by mandony; 04-02-11 at 10:04 AM.
    04-02-11 09:48 AM
  5. ignites's Avatar
    why would u want firefox browser... imo, especially for mobiles, opera is the best browser, even on pc... so... who cares! real geeks use chrome / opera! ... and im almost certain they'll be a opera browser on pb sooner or later!
    04-02-11 09:32 PM
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