RIM will Upgrade Its BB10 Android Emulation Platform to Jelly Bean Standards
It’s a known fact that RIM plans to run Android apps on its BlackBerry 10 devices. Unfortunately, early evaluations showed that user experience is still rather unsatisfactory, due to unresponsive, laggy and slow performance.
RIM’s current Android runtime is based on the outdated Gingerbread (Android 2.3) OS. But it’s a good thing to know that RIM has recently announced that it will release a much more improved runtime based on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). It isn’t known when this going to happen, but we should expect enhanced performance from the Project Butter implementation.
With proper emulation implementation, BlackBerry 10 devices can get the early boost needed to propel them far deeper into the market. RIM provides less than 75,000 apps for BB10 at this moment; many of them are ported Android apps. The company also recently introduced a new developer device, the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C, which is equipped with QWERTY keyboard.