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What Android Apps Have You Sideloaded On Your PlayBook? (My Favorites)

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We have been able to sideload repackaged Android apps on the PlayBook for awhile now since RIM first started showing us OS 2.0. Now that OS 2.0 is finally officially available for all and there is no reason not to upgrade I thought I would broach this topic. While RIM has been incentivizing developers to port their Android apps to the PlayBook quite a few high profile developers have not jumped at the opportunity. That has lead to a vast network of BlackBerry PlayBook users repackaging Android apps and sharing them with others.

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So I thought I would throw it out there. What Android apps have you sideloaded onto your PlayBook? Feel free to share them in the comments!

Personally my favorites so far include:

The apps have had their own bugs that developers will hopefully iron out once they see the interest but survivable. As you can see above www.goodereader.com has come out as a great source for converted Android BAR files along with the long standing www.playbookbars.com. Let us know if you have more sources!

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  1. Square and Words with Friends are only ones.

  2. Words with Friends, OverDrive Media Console, and Bible (by YouVersion)

  3. Dilbert, Kindle and ESPN Scorecenter

  4. Web Reader is a pretty good alternative to gReader

  5. 90% of these Android apps suck. So far, Kindle, Google Maps and Dolphin browser are about all I haven’t deleted.

  6. Have you ever checked this site

    http://ipmart.minus.com/

    http://www.box.com/s/shpecoe6x7nm9ubbsnd3

    http://www.box.com/s/uyxke96d545lxpq6okf5

    http://www.box.com/s/s3n8qrqq8ns7977emv16

    It has lot of apps/games uploaded. You can download them and sideload them using DDPB.

    Have fun

  7. I don’t know how to download these apps if they’re not in app world. I’d very much like to install dropbox for example. Is there a guide somewhere?

  8. When I first loaded the OS2 beta, I side-loaded a bunch of Android apps. Now that I’m on the official OS2, I don’t have a single one. I generally prefer native apps. I may load some if I can’t find a native app but it will have to be something I know I will use often – possibly OverDrive.

  9. Anyone found any really good Android games? And even though you like the game, would you expect the game to be better if it was native for the PlayBook?

  10. check out justReader as a Google Reader… pretty nice app

  11. Apps – Taptu, Picasa Tool, Amazon Kindle, Dropbox, eBay, Latitude, Pandora, Skyfire, Chrome Browser, ASTRO, Winamp, Google Maps

    Games (Sideloaded, not necessarily Android) – Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Seasons, Pinball Deluxe, UNO, Freecell, Basketball Shots, BattleBallz Chaos, Battle Frogging II, Chess, Crazy Lizard, Crusade of Destiny, Farm Frenzy, Golf Battle 3D, Humaliens Battle, Madden 12, Majesty, Island Mini Golf, Quake 3, Int Snooker, Tank Recon 3D, Paper Plane

  12. thanx for the links Qwerty :)

    i must have over 200 apps and games by now either native or droid apps i love my PlayBook so much more now.

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