Since the introduction of BlackBerry 10 some users have found that they can side load Android apps thanks to the architecture of the BlackBerry 10 OS. According to recent leaks a BlackBerry Z10 running BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS show the Google Play Store running on the device. If these leaks are legitimate, could Google Play be coming to BlackBerry 10 devices soon?
BlackBerry 10 launched alongside the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 in an attempt to modernise and bring the Canadian company up to date with the likes of Android and iOS. Sadly the Z10 and the Q10 haven’t been doing so well putting the company in a bit of trouble.
In a handful of leaked images it looks as if BlackBerry may be working on getting the Google Play Store onto some BlackBerry devices, more specifically those running BlackBerry 10.2.1. There is good news for BlackBerry PlayBook fans, 10.2.1 should be coming to BlackBerry’s flagship tablet, and if these leaks are true, expect apps such as Instagram and Vine on your tablet too! This would mean that the massive library of apps available to Android users will also be available to BlackBerry users too and would essentially make these BlackBerry devices Android devices.. Hmm..
As with every leak or rumour take these with a pinch of salt. There’s some debate over on the CrackBerry forums that these images have been Photoshopped with some BlackBerry fans supporting the inclusion of the Google Play Store on their BlackBerry device.
Personally I think the inclusion of the Play Store is what BlackBerry needs in order to keep up with Android and iOS. The BlackBerry Z10 is a nice phone, I just found it fairly useless with its lack of apps.