RIM to remove app sideload support for Blackberry Playbook in coming firmware update
Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM tweeted that the company is removing app sideload support for Playbook, which means users would have to be dominant only on BlackBerry App World for installing apps into the device, alike Apple App Store. The support will be removed in future firmware update. However there will be a developer solution for devs to test apps on the device.
RIM came in such conclusion citing app piracy which has been seen greatly in the open Android platform. Saunders tells the world that 25% of Android apps are pirated, and called Android Market, or Google Play as “chaotic cesspool”. We don’t know from where the 25% figure actually comes from, but we agree with the fact that many Android (.apk) apps are distributed illegally over many sites – big concern for developers.
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