02-21-2012 11:33 AM
"The fact Google Maps did not run properly on the Playbook would be more an issue for Google themselves as they write the app rather than RIM."
Just for the record, I was referring to the Maps link and not the Google World app. In my many years in IT, I've never encountered a browser, Safari, IE x, Mozilla, etc., that would not run Google maps.
In the past, forum posts by some of the more jaded authors suggested that this is because Bing Maps was packaged with PB. Unfortunately Bing Maps doesn't do enough to make it even marginally useful.
02-21-2012 11:58 AM
I don't know what this update really gets me:
1. Angry Birds is still $4.99, even with this new version "Rio" available, and Angry Birds has been free on Android & iPad for HOW long??
2. Still no Skype
3. Still no Netflix.
4. No Android Market.
5. A BUNCH of crappy little apps now flooding the BB Market.
6. I wonder how many of our complaints about v1 have been addressed in v2? Has anybody checked to see if you can access the Market via phone tether?
02-21-2012 12:02 PM
1. It's up to the developers how much they charge.... so go and complain to them.
2. Go and complain to Skype.. they develop the apps, not RIM
3. see point 2 - Netflix develop, not RIM
4. Read through this thread - there was never ever going to be an Android Market - developers use the tools RIM provided to repackage their existing apps and they submit them into the App store.
5. I assume these are ported Android apps (more than likely to qualify the developer for the free playbooK). Just a side note.... I believe that the Android Market Place is full of the same apps?
6. I've yet to check if you can access the App Store via tether so can't comment on this.
02-21-2012 12:10 PM
If the app is not available in AppWorld, you can sideload it to your PlayBook.
RIM never said it would have a stand alone Androind Player. You might have read some user say that.
But, any Android app can be put to AppWorld (which, by the way, a developer refusing to do this is stupid to being with. The facts show AppWorld apps make more money and and higher percentage of profit than in the Android Market or AppStore on iOS). That's a fact, so maybe that developer just doesn't hear the cash register.
02-21-2012 12:18 PM
02-21-2012 12:28 PM
I agree with you, if RIM does not open the android market, have as a minimum skype, betflix, etc... they are doomed and I hate to say that. I was holding a while and did not buy android, now that it is clear about what we are dealing with I am buying an android tablet. It is a shame because I carry a blackberry bold.
That's all. Good luck RIM.