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shakilabanu_fi
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Registered: ‎04-06-2011
My Device: Playbook
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Android app player can run java apps?

Whether android app player will run BB java apps?

 

 

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Disruption
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-13-2011
My Device: Developer

Re: Android app player can run java apps?

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I don't think it will work that way, but maybe Mark can give a hint on this? :smileyhappy:

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simon_hain
Posts: 16,282
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport

Re: Android app player can run java apps?

the android player will not.
a java player was announced, but it is doubtful that it will be published.
looking at the devcon program there is no trace of a java-bb player, but some sessions about migrating to android.
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Disruption
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-13-2011
My Device: Developer

Re: Android app player can run java apps?

Thanks for the answer, Simon :smileyhappy:
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dnepr
Posts: 723
Registered: ‎03-12-2009
My Device: Playbook

Re: Android app player can run java apps?

Simon makes a good point, I would not hold my breath for anything until it is released.
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mb1
Posts: 320
Registered: ‎05-26-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Android app player can run java apps?

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It looks like RIM is throwing us  BB developers under the bus with QNX/BBX.

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peter_strange
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Registered: ‎07-14-2008
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Re: Android app player can run java apps?

Maybe that is why Mike kitkup left?

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mb1
Posts: 320
Registered: ‎05-26-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Android app player can run java apps?

Thre is more and more evidence pointing to BB apps not running  in QNX.

 

1.) Playbook, that already runs QNX does not have a BB player yet.  Even the apps built by RIM do not have a Playbook version.

 

2.) Android player for playbook is official now.

 

http://www.blackberrydevcon.com/americas/content/app-express

 

3.) Mike Kirkup is no longer with RIM.

 

4.) Alec Saunders has been  pretty   straightforward about this.

 

"It’s not actually an either/or question. Although we’re not making any secret of our move to QNX, BBOS will be in the market for many years to come. I’m always telling developers that there’s a great business opportunity in the BBOS market. Think of the companies that made millions supporting Windows XP when Windows 7 was already on the market! We are in the midst of a major global launch of BlackBerry 7 and we’ll have customers on BBOS based" 

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simon_hain
Posts: 16,282
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport

Re: Android app player can run java apps?

I would not read too much into Mike Kirkup leaving the company, things like that happen all the time.

In any case, RIMs information policy on these absolutely crucial matters (for us developers) is not understandable for me.
Maybe they think that, if they gain all the android developers, the few thousand BB-OS developers will not be missed.

For corporate developers there will be a place for BB-OS development some years to come, but for developers of consumer applications the question arises: does the aging BB-OS platform continue to be a good market despite consumers moving on to QNX and android apps?
If you or your company cannot field the manpower for both BB-OS and Android development my guess is that BB-OS is going to be ditched.
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dnepr
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Re: Android app player can run java apps?

If we don't hear anything during dev con, we might as well stop waiting.