Thursday, January 27, 2011

Exclusive: BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphones to run Android apps? | BGR | Boy Genius Report

RIM rumored to be considering Dalvik; Oracle lawsuit timing tbd…

As crazy as that sounds, we have been told by multiple trusted sources that RIM is seriously considering a feature that will allow BlackBerry devices to run Android apps. Here is what we know… Research In Motion has been trying to figure out the path it wants to take as far as how the existing Java environment will work on its upcoming QNX tablet and smartphones. The company has publicly stated that it is looking at getting a Java virtual machine running on the PlayBook  — not so much for app development going forward, but for legacy support, custom apps corporations have deployed and don’t want to recreate, etc — but RIM hasn’t yet decided what kind of Java VM it will use.

Exclusive: BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphones to run Android apps? | BGR | Boy Genius Report

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