(Getty Images)When it comes to competing with Apple’s iOS devices and Android devices, there’s one area where BlackBerry still falls short: it’s hard to compete with the massive app markets for the respective devices.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in October that there were more than 700,000 apps in the App Store, while the Google Play store is expected to cross the 1 million mark in June. Meanwhile, BlackBerry announced last week that BlackBerry World is now home to 100,000 apps, still behind the Windows Store (which has 130,000 apps for Windows Phone).
But it looks like BlackBerry has figured out a way to give itself a boost in the app market while giving developers an easy way to bring their Android apps to BB10. BlackBerry offers an emulation engine, All Things D explains, which allows Android developers to easily port their apps onto the BlackBerry 10 platform.
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