MacDailyNews Take: Oftentimes, apps of the same name have more features/run better on iOS devices than their Android versions do. Android apps are often watered-down afterthoughts of iOS apps. Why settle for inferior versions running on also-ran hardware when iPhone/iPad/iPod touch are readily available?
Miller and Kharif report, “BlackBerrys that run on RIM’s new QNX software will be Android-compatible, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the effort isn’t public. RIM has said it plans to introduce QNX phones in ‘early’ 2012.”
MacDailyNews Take: Now you can make your BlackBerry as insecure as an Android phone!
“While RIM has said that its QNX-powered PlayBook tablet will be equipped with technology that allows it to run Android apps, it hasn’t disclosed whether QNX phones will have the same capability. Marisa Conway, a spokeswoman for Waterloo, Ontario- based RIM, declined to comment,” Miller and Kharif report. “The Android app player in the new BlackBerrys is the same one that has been built for the PlayBook, and it is being tweaked to fit the different screen size and resolution of various BlackBerry models, one of the people said.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Again, why run kludgey apps on a kludgey device from an obviously desperate company? Do the rapidly dwindling number of CrackBerry addicts really have a burning desire to run keystroke loggers that send their bank accounts and other personal information to Russian hackers?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Fred Mertz" for the heads up.]
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