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Blackberry explains why it didn't use Android for the Z10 [Video]

Says developing its OS from ground up offers more advantages in the long run
Wed Feb 06 2013, 10:17

AMSTERDAM: CANADIAN SMARTPHONE MAKER Blackberry has worked with thousands of developers in the run up to its launch of the Blackberry 10 mobile operating system (OS) to acquire over 70,000 apps in the Blackberry World app store.

We spoke to the firm's VP of developer relations Alec Saunders to ask why the firm went to such lengths to create its own mobile OS when it could have gone down a much easier route and used Google's open OS, Android.

Saunders puts to rest the common misapprehension that developers will have a hard time porting their apps from the 4.2in rectangle Z10 touch display to the square 3.1in screen on Blackberry's upcoming Q10 QWERTY smartphone. µ



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