Yesterday an early build of the Android app player leaked for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and though it’s not quite ready for prime-time, the daring and adventurous are welcome to check it out. RIM has warned against using it, but if you’d like to throw caution to the wind, we’ve got full instructions on how to get third-party Android apps up and running. Just remember that performance isn’t ideal at this point, and lots of app just plumb don’t work. The process involves digging around a lot of risky parts of the device with unofficial tools, and since none of them are supported by anyone, you’re on your own if things go south. That said, the Spiciness Level of this How-To is graded at Guatamalan Insanity Pepper.
- First you’ll have to get the Android Player. RIM has taken down the original host, but there are bunch of mirror sites now available.
And blam, you have a third-party Android app installed on your PlayBook. Whether or not it actually works is anybody’s guess, but now that you’ve gone through all of this trouble, you can try new apps just by running through steps 9-12. If you do give it a shot, let us know which apps you’ve managed to get working in the comments!