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RIM's Android compatibility for BlackBerry PlayBook and QNX will be a big game

Apr 23, 2011, 13:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In a couple of previous pieces, most recently RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook: A Better Android than Android? I theorized on how RIM might actually make that Android compatibility work. This was purely conjecture on my part, based upon my understanding of technologies currently available on the market and how QNX functions.

"Today, after a brief call with Research in Motion, I actually did learn how the yet-to-be-demonstrated PlayBook Android compatibility actually works. I have to say, they went the route I thought they were least likely to do, which is to run re-compiled, re-packaged Android applications on a Dalvik-compatible JVM running natively on the QNX OS."

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