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Probably worth buying for the patents, sales channels and manufacturing bits. Cut most of software dev and turn them into an Android phone maker...maybe specialize on low powered, ultra long battery life phones of something.



Please no, BB10 is superior to Android and already runs Android apps.

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> Already runs Android apps.

Not well. They're sluggish, and no features past Gingerbread are supported.

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That's about to change with the release of 10.2 this September. It supports Android 4.2.2 APIs, and runs them pretty well.

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Do they support an Android app store? Do they need to be sideloaded?

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Android apps need to be packaged into a .BAR file (simple tool) and signed with a BlackBerry signing key so it can be submitted to BlackBerry World. There is no Google Play, or Amazon App Store, or any other Android-specific app store.

If you don't want to submit to BlackBerry World, you would need to sideload the app. You still need to sign it with a BlackBerry key.

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That's ok about 30% of devices are probably still on Gingerbread.

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