Nothing in the tech world is ever set in stone, but if you are a developer you may as well capitalize on all avenues available to you. RIM has announced that any devs out there that wish to submit their app to the Blackberry Runtime for Android software will need to do it by this Monday, February 6th. The update to the Playbook is set to launch sometime next month, and bringing in our talented developers and our amazing number of apps to the device will increase its current app limitations. The Android environment is said to be a seamless integration to the tablet that will have no user impacts. They are also saying that the Android apps will be compatible with Blackberry 10 when it launches later this year.
I love to hate the idea as much as I hate to love it. If Blackberry can pull it off and it works well it could be a huge deal for them and Android at the same time. Giving people the perks of both worlds on a single device. It would never make me switch to a BB device, but it sure will make me keep an eye out for a used PlayBook later this year. What are your thoughts about this moving forward?
To get the full skinny on how to get your app included, head to Blackberry’s Developers Blog.