The BlackBerry Runtime for Android 4.2.2 available this summer
The highly anticipated BlackBerry runtime for Android apps and Android development tool plug-ins have been released and now all the customers and developers using BlackBerry 10.2 should be happy. The new beta version of the software is already available on the BlackBerry’s official developer page and it can be downloaded directly to the device, giving the users the possibility to run all the Android apps on their BlackBerry phones.
Until now, the BlackBerry Play Book was using the ancient Android 2.3.3. Gingerbread released back in 2010. It was quite annoying, because many users who want the latest Android apps, written for the newest version, in fact were not able to run them on the BlackBerry devices. Now, the Canadian company has announced that the update allowing the runtime app to support Android 4.1 will be available in July, while the latest Android 4.2.2 will be covered by releasing a new update later, in November.
According to BlackBerry, users would enjoy all the features available in Gingerbread, while plenty of new Jelly Bean features are expected to arrive later on this summer. Among the new features will be better hardware acceleration, new framework and embedded fragments. These new updates will surely satisfy many developers looking to port the Android apps as well as plenty of users demanding better looking and more up-to-date applications. We should warn you that this is still a beta version of the software and we can’t be sure exactly when the official version will be available. In any case, we expect the software offering a better user experience to the BlackBerry’s users to arrive this summer. Before the final version, we may see some other beta editions in the coming weeks. If you have a BlackBerry device, you need to be patient and it is a good idea to check our news section more regularly.