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BlackBerry 10 not getting the Google Play Store after all

BlackBerry Z10 Play Store

Earlier this week, we saw a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring the Google Play Store, indicating at future compatibility with the Android app hub. However, the folks at BlackBerry have rejected these claims and reiterated that the BlackBerry World remains the platform’s sole source of applications. Below is the full statement issued by the company –

There is no planned support for Google Play on BlackBerry. BlackBerry World remains the primary source for trusted and curated BlackBerry applications and we continue to support open standards and open source tools so BlackBerry developers can continue to create great apps on any of the development platforms we support.

This is a little disappointing for BlackBerry users as the platform could really help from a boost like this. But it seems like what we saw earlier this week was merely Photoshop trickery or an unofficial port. It was originally rumored that BlackBerry was bringing the Play Store to BB devices with the BlackBerry 10.2.1 update, but this official statement has pretty much put a rest to all those rumors.

Source: CrackBerry

Via: Android Central

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