BlackBerry shoots down BB10/Google Play rumors
A recent round of rumors, sparked by images allegedly showing the Google Play Store running on a BlackBerry 10 handset, led to speculation that a deal may have been done to bring Google's app marketplace to BlackBerry devices. For those unfamiliar with the platform, BB10 phones can run regular Android apps through a bundled runtime, however this doesn't include any Google-approved apps, nor Google Play Services.
Today BlackBerry has issued a statement to CrackBerry.com denying any plans to bring the Google Play Store to BB10, and underscoring its commitment to its own BlackBerry World ecosystem — effectively shooting down the rumor in question.
So that's that. There's lots more discussion on the CrackBerry forums for those wanting to dig deeper into the background of this story.
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