We heard a rumor a while back that RIM”s new tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook would support Android apps, now RIM has confirmed that the PlayBook will sort of support Android apps.
What this means is that RIM, will make it easy for Android app developers to port their applications over to the playbook, using what RIM calls “high degree of API compatibility”, although Google’s Android Market will not be available on the PlayBook.
Developers currently building for the BlackBerry or Android platforms will be able to quickly and easily port their apps to run on the BlackBerry Tablet OS thanks to a high degree of API compatibility. The new optional app players will be available for download from BlackBerry App World and will be placed in a secure “sandbox” on the BlackBerry PlayBook where the BlackBerry Java or Android apps can be run.
Developers will simply repackage, code sign and submit their BlackBerry Java and Android apps to BlackBerry App World. Once approved, the apps will be distributed through BlackBerry App World, providing a new opportunity for many developers to reach BlackBerry PlayBook users.
So basically, PlayBook users will have to download the applications from the BlackBerry App world, and only certain applications will be available.
Source Crunch Gear
Filed Under: Android News, Tablet News