Wednesday, August 24, 2011
RIM?s New QNX BlackBerrys Will Run Android Apps
RIM announced well in advance of the PlayBook's launch that it would be able to play nice with certain Android apps, but aside from a leaked beta, PlayBook owners still have nothing to show for it. RIM may not play the waiting game again with their forthcoming string of QNX-powered BlackBerrys though, as the word from Waterloo is that they will be able to run Android apps right out of the gate. Bloomberg's sources close to the project have said the Android App Player will be part of the stock software on QNX BlackBerrys when they launch in early 2012. While the addition could potentially add thousands of apps to RIM's underpopulated App World, it may not be as straightforward as one may hope.