I expect we’ll be seeing a lot of the Android App Player now it’s been leaked to the masses by RIM. So far we’ve seen some screenshots of a few of the App Player’s apps including the email client, browser and others. Simon over at IntoMobile has gone one step further and posted a video of the Android App Player in action along with some instructions on how to install it on the PlayBook. Here are the instructions:
First you’ll need to have the BlackBerry Java Runtime Environment installed. Then you’ll need to download the .BAR file for the Android Player (quick, before RIM takes it down!). After that, you’ll need to get DDPB installer to sideload .BAR files (and others, if you’re interested in trying something else later). Then you’ll need to put your PlayBook into developer mode from the options menu. After you give it a password to use, tap the new icon at the top to find your PlayBook’s IP address, punch that into the DDPB installer once your PlayBook’s plugged in via USB, and you should be set to install the .BAR. It’ll take a little while to load, as well as boot up for the first time, but once it has, you’ll see a mostly-blank screen. Swipe down from the top to pull up the menu, and you can change the view to see all installed files. Voila!
I’ve also included Simon’s video of the Android App Player in action below. Let me know if you’re able to get it running on your PlayBook!
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