Handster to Lend a Hand to Developers, Bringing Android Apps to the RIM PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook has potential to be a formidable Android Tablet, especially since it is receiving a big update in February of 2012 that will add the Android App Player to it. Also, earlier today we showed you how to root the PlayBook, giving access to the Android market. Now, it already seems that the world of apps are totally accessible, but for those who don’t want to root their device might be wondering what apps will be available through the App Player come February.

The nice people over at Handster will be putting in a lot of work in an effort to bring as many apps to the Android App Player as possible. In fact, it has been said that over 7,000 Android apps have been undergoing testing on RIM employee PlayBooks and more are expected in short time. According to reports, Handster will be helping out app developers and will convert and submit their apps for them, all the dev needs to do is supply an appropriately sized App World icon.

Sounds like good news to all you PlayBook owners! Welcome to the wonderful world of Android!!

[via Android Central]


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Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.