BlackBerry PlayBook Android app player leaked

News Clare Hopping 10:52, 22 Jul 2011

The Android app player for the BlackBerry PlayBook was posted on the internet, allowing you to run Android applications on your BlackBerry PlayBook

The Android app player, allowing you to use Android applications on your BlackBerry PlayBook, has leaked early.

IntoMobile was able to install the application on a PlayBook and run Android applications.

The website even posted a video of Android applications running on the PlayBook.

Although the beta application allows you to only play the core Android apps (including the browser), the site reported that it worked fine, despite some lag when using the Android keyboard.

The Android app player is controlled using swipes, rather than via the hardware buttons on an Android device. For example, you can access the menu by swiping down from the top of the screen, swipe diagonally up to go back etc.

The Android app player for the PlayBook is due to officially launch in the summer, and by then, Android applications will be for sale on BlackBerry's App World.

RIM responded the IntoMobile's post, saying:

“An older version of the Android App Player beta software for the BlackBerry PlayBook was inadvertently posted and has since been removed. We recommend that users refrain from downloading and installing this software since it is outdated and non-functional in many respects. The official beta release of the Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook is on track for release later this summer.”

We recommend you install the player with care, if you want to take on the rather laborious process of doing so.

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