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RIM Tablet To Run Android Apps: Report

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Rumors abound regarding the RIM tablet to run Android apps soon.

RIM finally unveiled its BlackBerry PlayBook in Autumn of 2010 with a new operating system that was developed by QNX Software. QNX Software was acquired by RIM in 2010 as well.

RIM, or Research In Motion, says it is developing a new software that allows its new BlackBerry Playbook Tablet to run the popular Android apps according to Bloomberg.

Bloomberg noted its three unnamed sources as saying that RIM had originally tried to apply some third party software that would allow the tablet to run the Android apps yet were not happy with the results.

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RIM then decided to solve the problem in-house instead. The new software is supposed to givve access to the Android apps.

RIM’s PlayBook that was released last September had the company asking others to use the app development in HTML.5, Adobe AIR, Flash, Java, and native code to make apps that ran natively on its own operating system. However the industry is abuzz about the Android apps.

Even the blog Boy Genius Report chimed in that RIM would be having Android apps showing up. It was the fear of running into conflicts with patents owned by Google and Oracle that caused RIM to nix using Dalvik.

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