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murzark
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-27-2012
My Device: Black Berry 10 Alpha
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Future of Android Runtime

Hi,

 

I work as Android Application Developer and my boss received the BlackBerry 10 Alpha device.

So, I played around with it and successfully port 2 simple Android apps into the BlackBerry 10 Alpha.

But when I tried to port one of our larger app, it fails to run. I can only assume since BB10 is still in alpha, not all APIs are supported yet.

 

So, I've got a few questions.

 

1. What is the future of Android Runtime ?

2. I've heard rumor that you guys plan to drop support of Android Runtime in the future. Can you guys confirm it ?

3. If you guys plan to continue Android Runtime, when will you guys add support for Android 4.0 (API 14) and above ? 

 

Thanks a lot for your time.

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domenukk
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-30-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Future of Android Runtime

Very good question.

I would also like to know if you plan to introduce 4.0 support. 

Bluetooth support would also be very welcome.

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mwhiteman
Posts: 159
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: BlackBerry 10

Re: Future of Android Runtime

There are no plans to drop support for the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps :Clap:

 

Are we always evaluating what future features and APIs that we will be adding to the Runtime. Things like NFC, Bluetooth, etc. It's a matter of priority, time and effort. We have a Roadmap for major features posted here: http://developer.blackberry.com/android/tools/roadmap/ So as new APIs and support is planned, we'll be sure to update the roadamp.

 

As for the future, we are currently evaluating what next Android OS we'll bring support for. So don't worry, we're not planning to stay on Ginderbread 2.3.3 forever.

 

Cheers

Matt Whiteman
Product Manager, Android, BlackBerry Java & Simulators
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domenukk
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-30-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Future of Android Runtime

Sounds awesome an you should feel awesome.

now lets just hope customers will be buying your bb10. you'd certainly deserve it.

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murzark
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-27-2012
My Device: Black Berry 10 Alpha

Re: Future of Android Runtime

Thank you very much for you anwser.

I can't wait for better support of Android.