Android provides thousands of applications for Smartphone users without any cost involved that makes it one of the most well liked operating systems all over the world.
While with Blackberry, you will need to buy most of the apps if you wish to use them. But what if you could have all the Android apps running on your Blackberry mobile phone?
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Do you think it’s possible? Well, for all the Blackberry users, cheer up because it is now possible. If you want to know how to install an Android app to a Blackberry phone then read the complete article.
With the latest version of Blackberry OS 10.2.1 introduced in the market, the new OS has provided with the functionality to install APK files directly to your Blackberry phone.
This has allowed the Blackberry users to use a wide variety of apps on their phone with this new version of OS, which is available on Blackberry phones like Z10, Q10, Q5, Z30, etc. So here are the steps you need to follow in order to install an Android app.
- Step 1: First, you need to download an Android app, which you wish to install on your Blackberry phone. You can easily download any Android app from Google Play Store without paying any amount.
- Step 2: You can install Android app to your Blackberry phone by visiting the source of the browser, transferring the file from your computer to your phone through USB or emailing yourself.
- IF you downloaded the file from your phone, the download window will pop up asking you where you wish to download and what you want to name it. After giving it the path and naming it, just tap the download button. If the download window doesn’t show up, it’s easy to get the back-up. You can go to download by tapping the menu button in the bottom right and go to download. If the file is moved in any other path of the phone, you can simply find it by tapping the magnifying glass icon and search for the term “APK”. After you find the Android app, tap it and the phone will begin the installation. A pop up window will also appear that will inform you the device’s permission required to run the app.
- Now, enjoy the Andoird app on your Blackberry phone. Use these steps as many times as you want to install Android apps.
Note: You need to turn off the safety settings of your phone before installing an Android app, otherwise the phone will block it.
It may happen that the app will not show alongside your other Blackberry apps, therefore, you may need to search for them.
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And remember that it is not compulsory that the application will run as advertised in your Blackberry phone as the Blackberry does not make or run Android apps.
However, most of the time, it will work. If you got further questions, you can leave comments.