Black Berry recently announced that they will expand its apps ecosystem in its upcoming QNX-Black Berry Play Book Tablet will support for Android apps. It is scheduled that this Tablet will launch in US and Canada on April 19, and will support both BlackBerry Java and Android, along with C/C++ development, HTML 5, Flash, and AIR.
In its press Release RIM said that they will launch two optional “app players” that provide an application run-time environment for Black Berry Java® apps and Android v2.3 apps. These new app players will allow users to download Black Berry Java apps and Android apps from Black Berry App World and run them on their BlackBerry Play Book Tablet.
In addition, RIM will also release native SDK for the Black Berry Play Book which enable C/C++ application development on the Black Berry® Tablet OS.
The Black Berry Play Book is an amazing tablet. RIM claimed that power that they have embedded creates one of the most compelling app experiences available in a mobile computing device. The upcoming addition of Black Berry Java and Android apps for the Black Berry Play Book on Black Berry App World will provide users with an even greater choice of apps and will also showcase the versatility of the platform.
Well above all there are however some limitations, the press release only confirms support for Android 2.3 programs; not the Honeycomb wonders XOOM users enjoy and still, Android apps will run in an “optional ‘app player,’”.