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BlackBerry 10 to support Android Jelly Bean apps soon

Following yesterday’s unveiling of the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C at the BlackBerry Jam Europe show; app developers have another cause to rejoice. BlackBerry is set to upgrade the Android runtime on BlackBerry 10 (BB10) from Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread to newer versions and eventually support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, reports Crackberry.

Android runtime allows developers to re-package Android apps to be used on the BlackBerry platform, so what this update essentially means is that developers will now be able to port newer versions of Android apps to BB10. This should allow developers to port more apps from Android and there also should be a marked difference in the whole user experience as a majority of the apps were updated post Android 3.0, wherein Google introduced the Holo theme language into the OS.

There is currently no time frame as to when the runtime will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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