BlackBerry 10 to run Android 4.1 apps in the near future

BlackBerry came out with its brand new smartphones less than a week ago. We’re already hearing that the company’s touch screen handset called the Z10 is doing well in the U.K. Today the Waterloo company at a developer conference announced that its BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system will soon begin supporting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean apps. This would be a huge improvement over the current system on the platform that runs an almost two-year old Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

However, BlackBerry was mum on details about when users could expect to see support for Android 4.1 added to its BB10 platform. At the developers conference BlackBerry showed off the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C, which is a QWERTY phone that’ll allow devs to customize their apps for the upcoming BlackBerry Q10. In addition the company also announced an updated SDK for keyboard equipped devices.

Of course, the company said nothing about how it was doing with its preorder sale numbers. The BlackBerry Z10 is launching in Canada today, so maybe we’ll start to get a clearer picture of how good BB is doing overall. BlackBerry needs all the moment it can get before its flagship Z10 device hits the much tougher U.S. market.

[via CrackBerry]


  • good job for blackberry
    i think this update will make blackberry get more user when it can execute android apps

  • This announcement could be huge for RIM when the new BlackBerry are released in the fall. The arrival of Android apps to BlackBerry can serve as a way to boost the company back into being a serious contender the smartphone market.

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