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Early build of RIM’s Android App Player for the PlayBook now available thanks to leak

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jul 21st, 2011 2:20PM EDT

N4BB recently spotted a link to RIM’s Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook in the change log of a software update, and the website has posted access to the early build of the software that should allow Android applications to run within the PlayBook’s QNX environment. This version of the App Player is not intended for public release, so you’re installing a version of the app that is likely still in an early development stage. N4BB gave it an early whirl and said the software lacks a back button, though users can swipe from right to left in order to go back, and the site said it “lags a bit.” Even though we enjoyed RIM’s initial taste of what the App Player will be capable of, BlackBerry PlayBook owners will probably want to wait until RIM releases a final build before jumping the gun. Hit the jump for a second image of the player and, if you’re so inclined, a link to download the software.