When BlackBerry launched the PlayBook they promised that Android applications would run on it which would open up the tablet to over 500,000 applications that Android has its the marketplace.
What they didn’t say was when or how it would work and over the last couple of months slowly more information has leaked out about how exactly it would all go down well now you can see for the first time below Android applications running on the PlayBook courtesy of the new developer build 2.0 of QNX for the PlayBook.
The homescreen of this new build now offers users folder options similar to that on iOS, neatly collecting your gaggles of data into appropriate bundles — like documents and games. But you probably care less about that, and more about seeing BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps in action. We’re happy to report those Google-specific applications are shown here running quite smoothly, filling the 7-inch tab’s screen without any hint of lag.