02-03-2013, 01:38 PM #26
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- 02-03-2013, 09:24 PM #28
- 02-04-2013, 07:41 AM #33
IMO no one will die if they fail to open Instagram on there phones, i also accept the fact that having a WP doesn't make us superior.
If i talk about how dangerous BB10 is to WP then i would wait until i get one in my hand.
Let's be honest if MS wants the customers they will make em, if they don't care enough customers will choose another platform sooner or later.
I have Androids, IOS devices and own WP7 & 8 , There have been times when i miss not being able to play certain games or have certain apps on my phone.
But that is what we have all felt on every platform we have been.
I think MS and WP8 and fairly new, they need time and certainly are capable of having any app ever published on any other OS.
- 02-04-2013, 11:59 AM #34
I weep for humanity when I see people excited about a communication device. Tom Jasper needs to get laid. If that's not possible, Tom Jasper should ask Thorsten Heins if he wants a RIM job. If that's not possible, Tom Jasper should get a life. If that's not possibe, Tom Jasper should think about running full speed into an oncomming train. Tom Jasper: Troll Of Trolls....and a pathetic excuse for everything normal.
This useless thread need to be closed.
- 02-04-2013, 12:38 PM #35
Well, if this doesn't get Microsoft off it's ***, nothing will.
I'm guardedly optimistic.
One of them has to succeed though and I'm not blindly loyal to Windows Phone. I want to see Windows Phone win, but if Blackberry is doing amazing things by the end of 2013 and Windows Phone is the same as it is now, there's a fair chance my next phone will be a Blackberry.
- 02-04-2013, 03:41 PM #37
But, yes these are my exact thoughts too. 2010-2013 : if Windows Phone is at operating at the same pace, this marathon isn't running one, it's walking marathon.
Now that BB10 is touch screen one too, I will give BBM a whirl this Christmas. Please share you BBM pin if you do go ;)
- 02-05-2013, 07:57 AM #44
FYI there are quite a few unofficial sideload that work perfectly well. I wish envious people would stop spreading misinformation to make themselves feel better.
Secondly, my current daily driver IS android, so I know the difference between badly working sideload and working ones.
Lastly, due to side loading my potential number of good apps will probably triple what WP8 has in their app store by the end of this year.
Here's what I won't have: developers abandoning ship left and right, a non existent notification hub, devices built by 3+ manufacturers all with different update schedules, and Live Tiles that... Aren't, really.
Now pardon me while I go check out all the lines that have been reported as forming across the country this morning for the Z10.
- 02-05-2013, 02:23 PM #46
Android's Dalvik engine is open source --- so RIM grabbed the open source codes and ported them to QNX. When you have the original source code, it is called a direct port --- not an "emulator" as most people stated in the past 2 years regarding Playbook's Android runtime. The speed of a pure "java-esque" Android app (basic apps like imdb) will be the same in an Android phone/tablet vs in a Z10/Playbook.
Pure java-esque Android apps can be "repackaged" to run on a Playbook/BB10 --- which is basically taking your Android app installation file (in Google's "zip" format), use winzip to unzip your single installation zip file into 100 different individual files, and then use winrar to compress the 100 different individual files back down into a single BB10 installation file (in Blackberry's "rar" format). That's it --- that's repackaging.
You don't need access to the original source code --- so anybody can basically grab a pure java-esque android app (from torrents), repackage it and then sideload into a BB10. Because this kind of illegal repackaging is done WITHOUT the original source code, end-user experience will be sub-optimal. Fonts and buttons can be too big or too small --- because different screen resolutions. If there is a button in the original android app to launch the Google Play store and the BB10 doesn't have the Google Play store --- when you press that button in your repackaged app in the BB10 phone, the repackaged app will hang.
But if you are the original Android app developer and you have the original source code to your pure java-esque android app --- all you need to do is to fix a few issues with font sizes and delete a few "features" (like the launch button to the Google Play Store).
What the Playbook/BB10's Android runtime cannot do is to run Android apps that contain native c/c++ codes --- i.e. Android's version of Angry Birds will never be able to run on the Playbook/BB10. All 4 Angry Birds games on Playbook for the last year have been pure native Playbook apps.
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