Nishtha KanalNov 13, 2013 13:09:48 IST
BlackBerry users who have been salivating at the idea of running the Google Play Store on their BB devices, thanks to a leak, are in for a sore disappointment. BlackBerry has now issued a statement that it does not plan to support Google Play on BlackBerry 10 devices.
In a statement to CrackBerry, the Canadian handset manufacturer has shot down any chance of being able to run apps from Google Play on BB 10 handsets. "There is no planned support for Google Play on BlackBerry. BlackBerry World remains the primary source for trusted and curated BlackBerry applications and we continue to support open standards and open source tools so BlackBerry developers can continue to create great apps on any of the development platforms we support,” a spokesperson said.
No Google Play for you, sorry
Over weekend, rumours of BlackBerry 10 being able to run the Google Play Store had been gathering steam. The manufacturer is currently testing the 10.2.1 update internally and leaks on forums showed a BlackBerry Z10 running the Google Play Store, adding fuel to the rumour fire.
While there was no way to confirm the legitimacy and authenticity of the images, it was enough to excite quite a few BlackBerry users who have to resort to the tedious process of sideloading certain Android applications onto their BB 10 devices. BlackBerry World will remain the source for all applications on BlackBerry devices, despite it having a massive app problem itself. The rumours were creative and droolworthy to say the least but have turned out to be just those – rumours.
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