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RIM says Android app ecosystem is a "cesspool"

MrSeb (471333) writes | more than 2 years ago

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MrSeb writes "The former king of smartphones, RIM, has been having trouble getting its fledgling PlayBook OS off the ground, even going so far as to build a system for running Android apps on the platform. This effort hasn’t exactly turned things around for RIM, which is still seeing the PlayBook falter in the market. In fact, the high rate of Android app piracy on its platform has resulted in a large volume of complaints from developers. The solution, according to RIM VP Alec Saunders is to remove sideloading of third-party apps, which RIM is going to do in an upcoming software update. According to Saunders, RIM is making this move to avoid creating a “chaotic cesspool” like the Google Play Store. If it’s true for RIM, are Android developers suffering from excessive piracy because of sideloading on Android as well? Could Google disable sideloading and see a new renaissance for apps?"
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