[kwlug-disc] RIM VP on apps and open source

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Wed Jan 18 18:24:42 EST 2012


On Wed, 2012-01-18 at 17:51 -0500, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 05:31:55PM -0500, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> > Don't hold you breath.  There are a number of people "waiting" to build
> > clients for Playbook - including some that you would expect to be first
> > in line eg VMware (View client).
> > 
> > Clearly, the expectations for Playbook are not hopeful.
> 
> This sounds like the usual panicked negativity, but ok. :-)
> 
> But if an Android app already exists, and it can very easily be made
> to work on the PlayBook 2.0, then it won't matter if people are hopeful
> or not.  It'll just happen.
> 
> There was a link to the list earlier, which was a bit old, about how
> Android apps will be limited on the PlayBook.  But the beta 2.0 seemed
> much more flexible from what I've read... even to the point of making
> the PlayBook look like an android device if you wanted.
> 
> I won't know for sure until I've tried 2.0 on the PlayBook myself...
> but the wait is only a few more weeks. :-)
> 
> - Chris
> 

There is no panic on my part.  I have no interest in such a closed
device.

If I was a Playbook owner waiting for Netflicks to arrive via port from
Android, I would be a little skeptical.  Android media apps generally
don't work on rooted Android devices (without even more hacking).
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