I just fell for the Groupon deal and got myself a Playbook. Hasn't arrived yet. There are two big points that convinced me to go with the Playbook:
But now I'm wondering what will happen when those two points collide with each other. When BB 10 comes along for the Playbook, will we still be able to use Android apps? Since BB 10 is a completely different OS, I'm curious as to how people will be able to maintain their data across the upgrade in general. But will the Android feature completely go away?
Yes Android runtime apps will be supported on BlackBerry 10. They are actually working on updating it to the latest Android version.
That's good to hear. I'm interested to see how the how peak gesture is going to work with Android apps. But glad to hear you got the PlayBook ShavartzBerry.
Yes, Android apps can be converted and installed. Some are available from App World (at a glance, some are almost indistinguishable to the untrained eye from "real" apps), others must be downloaded per-converted or converted manually from the Android APK files.
Android apps behave differently from normal BB10 apps.
In my experience, many are broken, mostly due to missing features on Tablet OS 2.1 and because some companies (Handster et al), converted loads of apps without bothering to check if they worked or not.
The interface of Android apps is slightly different. You have an extra menu you can decide to pin or not and you have the standard "back arrow", which helps you navigate within the app.
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