RIM’s PlayBook May Support Android & BlackBerry Java Applications

At Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ: RIMM) annual BlackBerry World event, RIM executives unveiled more detail about how Android and BlackBerry Java applications will be running on the PlayBook tablet.

Chris Smith, the senior director of RIM’s BlackBerry developer platform, RIM’s Android player will reproduce an Android 2.3 smartphone and will allow Android apps to access the device’s sensors, as well as multimedia pieces and native file system. moreover, there is a possibility that RIM will upgrade the Android player subsequent to its launch during the summer to support Android tablet apps, but the progress will be determined by whether Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) develops the Honeycomb OS for tablets open source..

Android developers are now planning to bring some alterations, such as merging again their apps as a “bar” file rather than the standard Android “apk” format. Though RIM executives said, RIM will offer an addition to the existing Android development kit.


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