Sunday, February 13, 2011

RIM’s PlayBook may run Android apps

A major concern for the launch of a new hardware platform is that there will be enough applications available to stimulate demand. Research In Motion (RIM) may seek to minimize this problem in terms of its playbook tablet that lets you run applications built for another mobile operating system. Specifically, in addition to operating its own applications, RIM said it intends to allow applications to run on Android and the tablet.

Such a move would be a huge boost to the number of applications available for the playbook, because there are more than 130,000 applications available for Android OS. In comparison, only 20,000 applications available on the world of RIM BlackBerry App Bloomberg reports that RIM is the development platform for the inmate and will be available in the second half of this year. If RIM join this program, which would mean that the capacity would be available after the official launch of the book's game is scheduled for the first quarter.