RIM to Port Android Apps to QNX-Based BlackBerries
According to sources cited by Bloomberg, Research In Motion will enable Android applications to run on its future QNX-based BlackBerries. The forthcoming QNX BlackBerries will run a derivative of RIM's PlayBook OS. RIM has already announced that it is bringing Android applications to the PlayBook via a software emulator. By porting Android applicaitons to its QNX BlackBerries, RIM may be able to boost the appeal of its smartphones, which don't have access to as many applications as Android smartphones do. RIM has said that BlackBerries based on QNX will be available during the first half of 2012. RIM declined to comment on Bloomberg's story.
Android Instant Apps Let Apps Run Even When Not Installed
Google today showed off what it calls Android Instant Apps. The idea here is to allow people to access content that's buried within apps that are not installed on their phone.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.
BlackBerry Weighing Move to Android
BlackBerry is considering whether or not to make a smartphone based on Google's Android platform rather than its own operating system, reports Reuters. Citing sources familiar with BlackBerry's plans, Reuters says the company is working on a slider handset that would have a touch screen and a slide-out physical keyboard for typing.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
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