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  1. jdhooghe's Avatar
    BB10 does NOT support Android/NDK --- and that is NEVER going to change. If your Android app has even a single line of c/c++ code, then it will not function in BB10's android runtime.

    Plants vs Zombies and Cut the Rope have been available on the Playbook for a long time, so that's not a surprise --- and these have been ported from the iOS version to native BB10/Playbook.

    If you see an app that requires a lot of CPU power (like a massive 3D game), then that BB10 app is a native BB10 app ported from iOS versions. Just look at the Galaxy on Fire 2 example that I cited above. Angry Birds on BB10, ported from iOS version.

    Nobody creates an app just for the Android platform --- they don't get paid enough money. So they already have an iOS version of their app. And if there is even a single line of c/c++ code in their app, then it is much easier to port their iOS version to BB10 than to try to port their Android version to BB10.
    Ok, dude, whatever you say.


    How have they been "handling things"...

    I think they are doing a pretty awesome job...WP8 and W8 now have Unity, Marmalade and Havok middleware...the best games will come now much quicker to WP8 and Windows 8 at the same time...that means picking up on a game when you have paused it on one of the platforms...

    I like BB but the Z10 is nothing to write home about and brings very little to the table, at least for me.

    If it works for you, that is great. However, I think they are finished and have took a very bad decision to market a "high end" phone to a market that is saturated (North America and Europe) as opposed to also releasing cheaper devices for markets that will buy their product in mass quanity...

    Nokia/MS have a much better battle plan...
    I've been with the WP8 platform since day one and I got sick of Microsoft sitting on their hands. Portico was a dissappointment, did nothing for the base user experience. Are you able to email a pdf file? Edit a pdf file? Have different SMS tones? Did they fix the "Other" issue? No. While the improvements they did do were welcome, why not anything else? Nokia had to step in and make an app to do that. It is ridiculous. I recently upgraded my 920 firmware to the newest one. Same soft photos. I'm tired of waiting for Microsoft to be competent.

    As for Unity, Marmalade and Havok, taking a lesson out of BlackBerry's book, huh?

    So since the market is saturated, this means that Microsoft should just pack up shop then. Or is Microsoft somehow special in your eyes? Apply your logic to Microsoft.

    As for your last statement of shipping cheaper devices. You just got done telling me the whole schpeal about over saturation. Which is it? You're being contradictory.

    You mean Nokia. Nokia is the one pushing things, Microsoft is sitting on their hands. Does Microsoft tell Nokia which handsets to introduce? Why isn't HTC in on this too if it is a Microsoft thing?
    03-30-2013 02:29 PM
  2. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    Nova isn't all that great anyway, just beat it on my nexus 7. Would rather have modern combat or something, although I beat that to. Need to come out with some new games.
    03-30-2013 02:43 PM
  3. anon(3896606)'s Avatar
    Nova isn't all that great anyway, just beat it on my nexus 7. Would rather have modern combat or something, although I beat that to. Need to come out with some new games.
    Nova is a decent game, Modern Combat should be coming to BlackBerry 10 soon.
    03-30-2013 06:29 PM
  4. diegonei's Avatar
    How do you like the Z10? What apps are missing from the BB store?
    The Z10 is one great device. I'd say on pair with the 920 'cept for one feature: the camera.

    Apps... Hmmm... Kobo (coming), Zinio, Instagram (said to be coming), NetFlix (said to be coming), Skype (coming). A good comic book reader (we have one in te PB, dunno why the dev didn't release it for BB10 yet).

    Most of the apps are there (either officially, ported or cloned). Personally, no platform has any true project management apps so, none cover my needs anyway. :D

    The software is quite stable on the Z10, and the many hookups with online services are a nice touch. People were bashing Maps but it works very well if you ask me... It's a very new platform, 3D maps and stuff like that will come eventually. Same for pretty much everything else.
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    04-07-2013 11:06 AM
  5. WPmunkey's Avatar
    Well let the BB supporters hope that the company formally known as RIM still exists whenever soon comes around.
    04-07-2013 11:20 AM
  6. Gurggles's Avatar
    I would settle for Jetpack joyride. FPS on a touchscreens are fun, but I have never found the last value. That being said when it is released I will buy it as long as it is not over $10. Jetpack on the other hand....I have paid a sickly $20 to halfbrick on a free game (iPad). I just get more play out of it in the long term.
    05-01-2013 03:09 PM
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