News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday September 28, 2011.
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RIM has revealed some more details regarding the upcoming Android app player for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and they aren't that encouraging. There is a laundry list of features and apps that won't work or won't be available when the player launches later this year.
According to Thinq reporting from the Eastern European Mobile Monday Developer Summit, the Android app player for the PlayBook will not offer Live Wallpapers, SIP and SIP VoIP services, any apps that are built using Android Native Development Kit, apps that are only widgets, and "apps containing more than one activity tied to the Launcher."
Users of the BlackBerry PlayBook have been waiting for the Android app player to arrive since the tablet was launched earlier this year to make up for the dearth of apps available in the BlackBerry App World. Unfortunately, it seems that many Android apps and features will not make it to the PlayBook, devaluing the usefulness of the app player (and the tablet itself) even more.
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