BlackBerry continues it’s struggle against the might of Android & iOS, but with a new lease on life. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, at least that’s what BlackBerry will be hoping with this next OS system update.
This might be what the doctor ordered, even though there won’t be any Google Play access in the near future.
A BlackBerry spokesman has recently quashed allegations that BlackBerry is planning any sort of Google Play access. Nevertheless, insiders have revealed that the update will include the Android runtime, which means that you’ll be able to install and run Android apps.
The official line from BlackBerry to n4bb goes like this:
“We can confirm that there is no planned support for Google Play on BlackBerry. BlackBerry World remains the primary source for trusted and curated BlackBerry applications and we continue to support open standards and open source tools so BlackBerry developers can continue to create apps on any of the development platforms we support.”