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06-15-2012 08:44 AM
Just as an aside on this topic. Now that Google has all but won the copyright and patent case brought by Oracle, I would have thought there's a very good chance RIM might provide a Dalvik implementation on Playbook/BB10.
With no license fees to pay to Oracle having a Java VM on BlackBerry may become an attractive option. Especially if the original BlackBerry API's can be adapted some how. Maybe we'll finally get that BB player promised a couple of years ago.
06-15-2012 09:06 AM
The android "easyness" will destroy our market.
I love android, it's easy, fast, solid, scalable and powerful but it's too easy and it will destroy the small/medium developers.
Actually really few people earn something from the android market, android is the less remunerative market to date,
also gameloft tough to abandon it some time ago.
06-29-2012 03:23 AM
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06-29-2012 04:12 AM
I agree and I'm sad for this, RIM was the platform where we done more money, I always felt at home with RIM using BB Java, dynamic licensing and RIM support.
Loosing RIM is like loosing a good colleague.
With the android player, I doubt that they will switch to Windows Phone...
06-29-2012 04:27 AM
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06-29-2012 06:08 AM
It's pretty much Game over.
Q1 of 2013? I bet end of March, even April (remember the PlayBook release date?). Nine months from now, and months after the competition has released their phones (iPhone, Windows, Android etc.)
The whole BB10 world tour has become a joke - what's the point to motivate the devs to do anything for BB10, when it will come in an year?
And by then most users will have already another 2-years contract with new shiny non-BB phone.
Well, BB-development was fun, time to move to somewhere else.
11-21-2012 11:39 AM
Some where in between the thread I read that dumping pure Java in BB10 is due to Oracle Java licensing issue. Oracle sued Google for Java usage in Android OS. But it seems As per this Wikipedia Link, "trial judge ruled that the structure of the Java APIs used by Google was not copyrightable."
Now I am not aware about QNX OS Architecture and if that can support Java or not. As per current situation QNX supports Android runtime for Java. Would it not be possible for RIM to enable Java support by a runtime or something like that to keep Java developer community Happy.
As Android runtime is just supported in Blackberry Playbook and BB10. Though there are lot of Android devices but if one would want to cater to devices for BB OS < 10 then one can't go for Android runtime on Blackberry. And if one want to cater to Playbook and BB OS 10 using Android runtime, they would lose catering to devices (BB OS < 10). It appears to be a catch 22 situation here.