If an Android apk needs to be installed on this, you can't just install it from SD card, you need a separate app for that, like the user below me has mentioned?
Could someone please confirm this? I can get any apk I want from Google Play, but need to know whether they all are compatible or not.
For all those who have this phone....
Perform a google search to find apk file for 9Apps application, and download & install this application. You will be able to find almost 90% play store applications\android applications on this app. You can download and install all available android applications like you do on Play Store. All famous applications are available on this app.
I was so unhappy when Facebook and WhatsApp decided\announced to discontinue their applications in 2017 for BB OS. There are very few applications on BlackBerry App World. I had not been enjoying using this phone because of limited applications. On my day off, I tried to download some android applications as I heard that this phone supports some android applications. I found this amazing application (9Apps) when I tried to find few android applications for this phone. Now, I'm enjoying using this great phone. However, Android games may not work. I think that this phone is used by people who don't care about games. Hence, that isn't an issue. I believe that this incredibly helpful app will make your user experience better.
I thank developer\s of this app.
NovaStrict, 28 May 2016Apps that don't require Play Store. And not all apps load. Some crash, some lag like crazy. Do... moreyou dont know what you're saying dude. BB10/q10 is the best. It does not lagg, does not drain battery. I've been using it for the past two years.
the best phn I habve ever seen I don't play games and I'm a social users so this is the best one than the android,ios,microsoft they sucks and waste my time but my blackberry don't waste my time #blackberry lover
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2016Don't compare each other . Both are high end phones for different purposeQ10 is not high end. Q10 is middle-entry device. This is based on specs, price, form factor, target audience and marketing strategy. Passport and Priv are high end BB devices. Not even the Classic can be called high end tbh.
Daybor, 11 May 2016Ofcourse yes, android apps can run on blackberry Q10, but make sure u update your OS to the la... moreApps that don't require Play Store. And not all apps load. Some crash, some lag like crazy. Don't buy a BB10 device thinking it can do what an Android one does. Side-loading on BB10 is just a workaround and was probably made to get users accustomed to Android ecosystem so that the transition to Priv will be a smoother one.
BB10 is drawing its last breath, BlackBerry will not make another device that supports it, they shifter their mobile division to Android. 2 more Android phones will be released this year alone and that says a lot about their business model.
AnonD-541150, 25 May 2016hi, do they still support all trendy apps like facebook, snapchat, instagram, viber ? i like t... moreOfficial social apps are not supported, but there are a few independent alternatives available in BlackBerry World. However, they are pretty limited in functionality and most require to be purchased in order to unlock the extra features.
Lately Facebook announced that they will discontinue support for BB10 so ending with 2016 you won't be able to use the official apps for the Facebok service. This means Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, Instagram will not work natively.
Sure, you can always side-load Android apps, but because there is no Google Play Store available for BB10, you will run into certain issues with certain apps. IMO the side-load experience is not that great, some apps won't work, some will have poor performance and other will crash.
Q10 and BB10 right now is only viable for productivity work. It's amazing for emails and messages, for meetings, calendars and the office suite. But as far as multimedia and social media goes, you're better off using Android.
DDoll1, 24 May 2016They all seem to have a keyboard issue !hi, do they still support all trendy apps like facebook, snapchat, instagram, viber ? i like the design, and i wanna purchase it, is it worth it ?
The worst phone ever. Most apps are not available anymore for BlackBerry, only Whatsapp. NO facebook, instagram, snapchat etc. The adroid apps work badly and bug all the time. The qwerty keyboard is nice but started malfunctioning quite fast. I'm never ever getting BlackBerry again.
whats app and face book will support this os orwe need to upgrade? upgrde of bb10 possible
Mauphillips, 17 Apr 2016Can Android Apps really run on this phone ?Ofcourse yes, android apps can run on blackberry Q10, but make sure u update your OS to the lates version through wifi first. Blackberry Q10 is android is android 4.3 series and runs 4.3 apk perfectly.
Am a witness, thats why i can attest to this.
Mauphillips, 17 Apr 2016Can Android Apps really run on this phone ?yes, but all not!!!
Mauphillips, 17 Apr 2016Can Android Apps really run on this phone ?Yes, really. I've been running quite a few on my Q10 and most of them run smoothly. One thing to remember, though, is that Q10 doesn't support Google Services, so Android apps depending on this functionality will be limited or refuse to work altogether. That said, yes, Q10 does run Android apps and does it rather well - I've had very few issues.