Android App Player for Blackberry Playbook leaks
Announced in March at Blackberry World 2011, the App Player will allow Android applications to be run on the Blackberry Playbook. A beta of the Android App Player leaked yesterday via the Blackberry website. The leaked beta was soon taken down upon realisation.
The beta currently holds just stock android apps [see image above] which include Messaging, Camera, etc. Other Android apps will be available to download from the App World once the App Player becomes official and Android devs have sent their apps over to be ported to the Playbook.
To get your hands on the beta you can head over to addictivetips [you download the files at your own risk]. There is also a sideloading guide for the Playbook on how to get your favourite Android apps [Netflix in this guide] before they are officially ported over.
And what does RIM have to say about all of this?
“An older version of the Android App Player beta software for the BlackBerry PlayBook was inadvertently posted and has since been removed. We recommend that users refrain from downloading and installing this software since it is outdated and non-functional in many respects. The official beta release of the Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook is on track for release later this summer.”
Like all good warnings, if you don’t know what you’re doing, do not attempt to install this unto your Playbook.