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Hacks Android Marketplace to Run on Playbook Tablet

Saturday, December 10th 2011. | Android News

While RIM is still struggling to increase their dropping market share, this news might have added little bit bargain to their tablet products. A hackers has find a way to install Android market apps into the RIM Playbook tablet.

Earlier this week, another hacker was also successful to root Playbook tablet. This root process involved beta operating system called BBX. So if you’re not the one who would like to mess around with your device, this steps is not recommended. But if the process is performed successfully, users will be able to install Android market on their Playbook tablet. There’s no need to wait for RIM’s official approval or specific version of Playbook tablet.

Hacks Android Marketplace to Run on Playbook Tablet

Neuraloc, a Twitter user, has posted a specific text instruction to do this. But if you prefer more detailed guidance, you can view a video that shows the rooting process here.

Or watch below :

Playbook is currently run an OS called QNX. This OS will only run several apps that is already digitally signed by the vendor. RIM is currently developed new OS that is able to run Google Android apps, but as long as the apps is signed officially by RIM.

It will require Android app player, or called as emulator by RIM, to filled up the apps store with a lot of new interesting application. Users will only demand for popular android apps. So if RIM can signed the android version of those apps, they can have new popular apps store and increase their current market share to attract new users.

Install android marketplace on Playbook might be a big technical hacks, but we doubt that it will bring huge impact to the tablet itself.

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