BlackBerry Devices Running Android Apps Detected by Flurry


There has been some buzz about the fact that BlackBerry devices may soon be able to run Android apps and according to ShopSavvy’s flurry logs, someone in Waterloo, Ontario has been running ShopSavvy for Android on various BlackBerry devices. The app was logged running on the following devices:

  • BlackBerry 8300 ran ShopSavvy on January 31, 2011
  • BlackBerry 8600 ran ShopSavvy on January 17 and 24, 2011
  • BlackBerry 8520 ran ShopSavvy on February 7, 2011

It’s highly possible this is all just hype. There are several ways that the Flurry logs could have been duped including messing with browser IDs etc.. This does provide an interesting context for the discussion of whether RIM should allow Android apps to run on their devices. Sure, it would give the app catalog a boost, but is it the right strategy for the company? Maybe the company should look at a new Super Apps style branding: “BlackBerry - It Runs Everything.”

You can read more about this on ShopSavvy’s site.

  • Derek Ting

    I think RIM allowing the BlackBerry to run Android apps would be a great move.

  • Tamal Mukherjee

    It’ll be great for the developer community and the consumers IF RIM allows Android apps to run on its platform. I wish we had a common VM that works for iOS/Android/RIM/WP7!

  • Matthias Marquardt

    well - have in mind, that you can alter the http header information from which most systems take the device/os/system information…