On Friday of last week, a bunch of us at CrackBerry sat down for podcast to discuss all the changes going on inside of the company right now. For a good chunk of time we discussed the possibility of BlackBerry gaining full access to all of the apps in the Google Play store. Since that podcast we’ve seen several bits of news, so it seems like a good topic to dive into a bit deeper.
One of the biggest limitations of BlackBerry 10 is poor selection of apps. People can argue all they want about which apps matter, but there is no denying that consumers are avoiding the brand because the app store is very lightly populated compared to iOS and Android. On the podcast I also raised the point that any successful platform, in my mind, needs to have access to Google’s services, which are a mega force in the industry right now. Bring on the apps for Gmail, YouTube, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Google Now, and anything else I may have missed.
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