Rim Blackberry Playbook App Sideloading Removal Backtrack. I am a self confessed bb fanboy. According to rim, the new feature will arrive on the next playbook os version update.
According to this article from zdnet 6 good apps for the blackberry playbook | zdnetrim has confirmed sideloading will be removed in 2.1 but whatever is already loaded will remain. The main reason for the deletion of the manual install of apps would be piracy. According to rim, the new feature will arrive on the next playbook os version update.
Rim Is Removing The Ability To Sideload Apps To The Blackberry Playbook In A Future Update Of The Os, Meaning Owners Will Have To Download And Install Software Through Blackberry App World.
Rim to remove app sideloading from playbook. Until now, owners of rim's playbook tablet have been able to augment the relatively meager catalog of apps in the blackberry app world by sideloading Rim will be pushing an update to all existing playbooks that will remove this option to prevent application piracy.
Canadian Mobile Phone Maker Research In Motion Is Preparing A Software Update Of Its Blackberry Playbook To Eliminate The Option To.
This was mainly being done to combat piracy and in saunders’ own words because they “don’t want to duplicate the chaotic cesspool of android market.”. We have heard some mention about this before, but nothing was confirmed. In the most recent example, rim is removing the ability for blackberry playbook users to sideload apps.
We’re Removing Sideloading For Consumers.
Pretty sure we’ve got a solution for devs. Rim’s vp of developer relations alec saunders broke the news via twitter, stating that the move is geared at curbing application piracy, an issue mr. Apr 10, 2012, 6:08 am.
A Followup Blog Post Doesn't Bring Much More.
Unfortunately those that abuse sideloading and use it to load pirated apps, have been the contributing factor for this decision. No more sideloading for the blackberry playbook →. In response to a developer enquiry, rim developer relations vp alex saunders’s twitter response was unequivocal:
Twitter 1 | Twitter 2 | Blackberry Dev Blog
Rim plans to do away with side loading on the blackberry playbook, but that may not be such a bad thing. So imagine my surprise at the amount of people damaging the. Casey johnston, in ars technica: