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Android on Playbook

I saw a few news blogs(such as this) reporting that RIM is working internally to enable running Android apps on the Playbook.. that would be another feather in the hat for RIM expanding its reach. Hope the rumormills are right and we can see something along those lines :smileyhappy:   Exiting times!!!!

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Re: Android on Playbook

this is going to one badass device. i really cant wait! :smileyhappy:

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Re: Android on Playbook

It is still a rumor that this point.  It had to do with the potential selection of the JVM that BB is considering for the PB.  However, just because both are using the same JVM does not be it will be fully interoperable with the PB.  But it would make it easier for Android Java apps to be ported.

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Re: Android on Playbook

I can't understand well, I read  playbook support to j2me with os 6.

But I cant fınd anything about it on BB site... Do I have to learn flash for developing playbook apps???

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Re: Android on Playbook

Currently only Adobe AIR and WebWorks SDKs are available.  You dont have to lean "Flash", but you do need to know Action Script that produces an AIR application built on Flash.  If you come from an OO background, it is easy to pick up.

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Re: Android on Playbook

jtegen-- Thanks:smileyhappy:

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Re: Android on Playbook

Here is a long video --- at around 13:00-16:00, RIM executive talked about java and android.  He was hinting that there are internal discussions of moving up to Java SE.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8ptHOu_s-A

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Re: Android on Playbook

I think they will. Look at the bottom of your <appname>-app.xml file:

 

 

	<!-- Specify Android specific tags that get passed to AndroidManifest.xml file. -->
	<!--<android> 
		<manifestAdditions>
		<![CDATA[
			<manifest android:installLocation="auto">
				<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
				<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
				<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/>
				<uses-configuration android:reqFiveWayNav="true"/>
				<supports-screens android:normalScreens="true"/>
				<uses-feature android:required="true" android:name="android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch"/>
				<application android:enabled="true">
					<activity android:excludeFromRecents="false">
						<intent-filter>
							<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
							<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/>
						</intent-filter>
					</activity>
				</application>
			</manifest>
		]]>
		</manifestAdditions> 
	</android> -->
	<!-- End of the schema for adding the android specific tags in AndroidManifest.xml file -->

 

 

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Re: Android on Playbook

The andriod tags seem to be specfic for launching air application on an android devices it has nothing to do with running android apps on the playbook.


vinng86 wrote:

I think they will. Look at the bottom of your <appname>-app.xml file:

 

 

	<!-- Specify Android specific tags that get passed to AndroidManifest.xml file. -->
	<!--<android> 
		<manifestAdditions>
		<![CDATA[
			<manifest android:installLocation="auto">
				<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
				<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
				<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/>
				<uses-configuration android:reqFiveWayNav="true"/>
				<supports-screens android:normalScreens="true"/>
				<uses-feature android:required="true" android:name="android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch"/>
				<application android:enabled="true">
					<activity android:excludeFromRecents="false">
						<intent-filter>
							<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
							<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/>
						</intent-filter>
					</activity>
				</application>
			</manifest>
		]]>
		</manifestAdditions> 
	</android> -->
	<!-- End of the schema for adding the android specific tags in AndroidManifest.xml file -->

 

 


 

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Re: Android on Playbook

http://ca.gizmodo.com/5771784/rim-rep-android-apps-for-the-playbook-are-go

 

Apparently there's some more proof out now. 

 

To be honest, as much as I love the idea of running android apps on my playbook, I think it's going to make it a lot harder for me to make my apps noticed if there are 150 000 android apps competing with it.

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