Yesterday, Blackberry OS 10.2.1 was released and began hitting user devices across the globe. However, there was no mention of Android app support – the ability to install Android apps – in BlackBerry’s official announcement. A number of users have expressed disappointment about this.
Well, the good news is that the feature is in there. Just download your Android .apk file, copy to your BlackBerry 10 device and launch it to install. You will get a warning message about the app being installed from another source other than BlackBerry World and so not tested, and risky, bla bla… But it should install.
So, back to the question: why did BlackBerry not mention Android app support in the official OS 10.2.1 announcement? Errr…I have no idea! Just go enjoy your new-found liberty!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.