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Android Runtime getting Expected Update to 4.2.2 Soon

jbupdateOne of the things that I loved the most this morning was hearing that they are going to moving forward on updating the Android runtime to the long awaited JellyBean 4.2.2.  This is a huge step in the right direction, as I am a huge advocate of sideloaded apps.

 The goal is to support all current features and APIs available on the Android runtime today and evaluate new features and APIs for inclusion, such as fragments, embedded fragments and the animation framework.

If this update does what it is supposed to do, a lot more apps should work instead of force closing.  It can help close the gap on applications as well as development hurdles from smaller companies. You can head over to the Developer site for more info.

Let us know what you think down in the comments.

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  1. Great to hear! Can’t wait to sideload more apps.

  2. I’ve heard that this update will actually make the Android ported apps run more smoothly than on actual Android phones.

    • Don’t know how this is possible. Native apps will always run faster. However, due to the flexible nature of QNX, I can see that it will run any environment smoother than others running ported apps. If it says June, I suppose that means a June delivery to developers. 10.1 was just released and I can’t see them releasing 10.2 in June.

      • Actually, I didn’t read the fine print. June is 10.2 beta, with the actual release in August. I hope the press gets that BlackBerry 10 will be able to run the latest Android apps. Big news, folks!

  3. Ha ha. You know what that means? All those apps that I attempted to sideload and failed – I will have to try them all over again. Fun, fun.

    Hopefully they can also add support for Bluetooth and such so we can get Torque working on BB10.

  4. That’s awesome, is that part of OS 10.2 package?

  5. The most important update is hardware acceleration. Current ports wouldn’t be that bad if they weren’t that sluggish

  6. This is good.

  7. I agree, this is good news. Heavy side loading gets developers attention and makes them realize that maybe they need to write a native app.

  8. This is great news and I can’t wait.

  9. I’m more excited about this news than getting a BlackBerry Q10…

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