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Registered: ‎05-17-2011
My Device: 9000 / 9700 / 9800
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how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

Hello,

I'm a bit confused about the product description of Blackberry 10.

The usage of 700000 Apps? From the Android App Store from Google play?

 

Well goggle play isn't working on my Blackberry Z10 (Swisscom)

 

Any ideas how I can handle Android Apps on a BB10?

 

Thanks,

Daniel

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Re: how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

Hello,


lugidani wrote:

 

The usage of 700000 Apps? From the Android App Store from Google play?


Neither...from BlackBerry World:


lugidani wrote:

 

Well goggle play isn't working on my Blackberry Z10 (Swisscom)

 

Any ideas how I can handle Android Apps on a BB10?


There are allegedly some "side load" capabilities for some Android apps...but I've yet to try any of those on my Z10 (I did on my PB, and they worked fine). You'll need to research that capability, but it likely would be folly to expect all such apps to work...some subset possibly, but not all.

Good luck!

 

 



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Registered: ‎04-24-2013
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Re: how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

WHAT ARE THE WAYS I CAN CONVERT ANDORID APPS OVER TO MY Z10

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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Re: how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

hello brucelea,

it is quite easy, just install the developer pack.
That being said, the port tool usage clearly states that you are supposed to port apps that you develop, and not other developers' apps.



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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: 9780
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Re: how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

Sideloading Android apps isn't as convenient as using the app store, unfortunately, but it's pretty simple. google around for complete instructions, but I used the BB10/Playbook Chrome extension. I set the IP address to the same as the BB 10 device I'm using (settings/about/network dropdown on the BB10) and turned on the Development Mode (Settings/Security&Privacy/Development Mode). From there it's drag and drop Bar files. 

 

Where to get Bar files? Many are available on 

http://apps.goodereader.com/apk-2-bar/ and

http://apk2bar.org/

 

Note that sometimes only a very specific version of the Android app will work (hopefully OS10.2 will expand the universe). This can be a problem with apk2bar site. 

 

If you are a tinkerer and you have an android device (like a nexus 7 tablet) that is rooted, you can create backups of installed apps, copy them to your computer, and convert the resulting APK to a BAR. 

 

This is a list of the Android apps that I've found to work, most extremely well. I may attempt to bundle all the files and put them into a torrent link for others to download, though this is something of a project for me as I'm a newbie to torrents.

 

Frankly, I see no reason why a curated Android App Store shouldn't be available natively for the BlackBerry. Amazon has one for the Kindle Fire, and many other android devices have app stores that are limited to the apps that have been shown to work properly on the specific hardware of the device. While for some games sideloading is imperfect, for many (especially many utilities, socia, news reader, and podcast/audiobook apps) it is an excellent solution. I am sorry that no reliable repository of working Bar files has been established. I'm even more sorry that BlackBerry isn't out there flogging developers of the apps listed below to make official ports available on Blackberry Workd - they work out-of-the-box, without modification, why would a Dev not take the 30 min necessary to make an official port available? (Here's an idea: BlackBerry, set a team of interns on the taks of making official ports available, turn-key; then, contact the relevant Dev, say "Hey, would you like your app on App World? Just say 'yes' or 'no' and 'paid' or 'free' and you're done). 

 

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Contributor
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-09-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: IND XL

Re: how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

Just install : SNAP

 

 

Denie Nataprawira
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-19-2014
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: t mobile

Re: how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

alot of snap apps do not work but work perfectly when you download with 1 mobile 

Contributor
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-09-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: IND XL

Re: how can i use google play on my blackberry 10

Yes, but SNAP is using your Google Account to retrieve your information. So incase you already bought some apps, it will inform you accordingly.

Denie Nataprawira
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