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The BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps Just Got a Whole Lot Sweeter

From the BlackBerry Developer Blog:


As mentioned a couple days ago, we’ve been working hard to bring many new improvements to the Android Runtime for BlackBerry 10.2.1. Our goal with the update is to increase the overall compatibility of the runtime and add support for many highly requested features and APIs.


Starting today, you can test your Android apps in the new runtime, which now includes support for Android Native, Bluetooth API, embedded MapView v1 API, Share Framework, Spellcheck and Wi-Fi Scanning. Make sure to check out the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps Release Notes for the details about all of these features.

To get started, just grab the BlackBerry 10.2.1 Beta SDK OS for your BlackBerry 10 device. If you don’t have a device to test with, you can get the latest BlackBerry 10 device simulator from our Android Tooling page.

You’ll also want to update your BlackBerry Tools for Android Developers to the latest 2.0.1 beta, which is also available for download. Head on over to our Android Tooling page for the latest command-line tools or get started with the Eclipse Plugin. For Eclipse users, make sure to point your update site to:




To see the full details and known issues, check out the Release Notes for the BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Development Tools.

The BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps is better than ever, so test out your Android app and bring it over to BlackBerry World!

Mark Sohm
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Re: The BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps Just Got a Whole Lot Sweeter



Can you please provide me a contact person for assistance with the Android build tools?  I'm having an issue performing an update for my app and I've posted the full question in a separate thread.





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Re: The BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps Just Got a Whole Lot Sweeter

i try to update my app with run time it is running fine .. thank you, But unable to share file from my app to other social networking app like BBM whatsapp FB Tweeter .. Please tel me where can i find the example of this kind of share ? thank you 

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Re: The BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps Just Got a Whole Lot Sweeter

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Answered here: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Android-Runtime-Development/How-to-share-files-from-Android-p...

Justin Jasmann | Android Application Development Consultant
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