Beleaguered “RIM is dropping app sideloading support from the BlackBerry PlayBook in a bid to prevent the problems that have plagued Android, the company’s Developer Relations VP Alec Saunders stated earlier in the week,” Electronista reports. “The company would have a ‘solution’ for developers to do it in testing, but the end user would have to go through BlackBerry App World, much like Apple does with the App Store. He believed Android had a rampant problem with piracy, where about a quarter of material was pirated.”
“Saunders didn’t clarify whether that meant the number of apps in the store or the volume of downloads. Regardless, he saw developers as being worried about losing too much revenue and preferring the lockdown to a possibly very troubled Google Play Store,” Electronista reports. “‘Piracy is a huge problem for Android devs, and we don’t want to duplicate the chaotic cesspool of Android Market [now Google Play],’ he said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Amateur hour at the chaotic cesspool is now over.