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Testing Android games with a Blackberry Device.

Discussion in 'BlackBerry' started by Grespon, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Grespon

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    Not sure how stupid this question is but..
    I had a Z10 and I miss it a lot. I was thinking about buying another Blackberry, probably Z30. I heard Blackberry 10 is supporting a lot of Android apps and I'm thinking if it's possible to use a Blackberry Z30 with Unity for testing as an Android device anyhow..?
     
  2. AlexThibodeau

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    I'm not 100% sure what you're trying to do. Are you trying to run android on the z30? Or put android APK's onto the device? I think the latter is possible as I recall.

    -Alex
     
  3. Grespon

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    Yeah, I was thinking about the second option. I'm just a bit concerned about compatibility issues.
     
  4. Jonny-Roy

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    They work, not all API are supported though, for example Ads, IAP, that sort of thing.
     
  5. Grespon

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    Are you sure Ads will not work? So far I've been installing apk on may new Blackberry and ads are showing up.
     
  6. Jonny-Roy

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    Last I tested they didn't, it was around a year ago though and they have done some updates since so they could! IAP may work for Amazon too.
     
  7. Jussumman

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    I'm developing a game for Android and still got a Z30. Is it possible to do a build and run with it for testing purposes from Unity (half of my apps are from Google Play or Amazon already)? I used to use the Chrome method of sideloading apps. I could install any apk but just recently when I tried it doesn't seem to work anymore. I'm at a crossroads considering another phone, but if I could test Android with the Z30 I'll keep it for a while longer until it dies.

    Edit: Nevermind, I figured out finally how to get the emulator working on android properly and also can manually install apks on the Z30.
     
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