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how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

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how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

looking into buying the blackberry playbook but as most of the admin web site I have run in firefox I want to run firefox on the playbook. or will the blackberry browser support firefox web sites?

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

Sorry, I don't know what Operating System that the Blackberry Playbook uses. See these suport pages:
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/will-firefox-work-my-mobile-device#os=android&browser=m5

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

Sorry, I don't know what Operating System that the Blackberry Playbook uses. See these suport pages:
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/will-firefox-work-my-mobile-device#os=android&browser=m5

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

Firefox mobile requires the Android operating system. It will not run on a Playbook using Blackberry OS.

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

But according to the official RIM statement, Playbook can run Android apps! So cant it run the firefox too

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

Firefox is a special type of Android application using C++ code instead of Android's normal Java code. Blackberry would need to have compatibility with Android's Native Development Kit (NDK). Feel free to check with the Playbook support to see if they have that level of compatibility.

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

Some Android apps may be ported to work on the Playbook which may not include the mobile Firefox (for Android) though. http://crackberry.com/press-release-rim-expands-application-ecosystem-blackberry-playbook-android-ap...

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

Blackberry already released an Native SDK support that has compatibility with C++ code development:

https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/native/beta/

Please confirm if the tablet version of Firefox can be ported to the Blackberry Playbook, and if there is a roadmap for the development to the said platform. Thanks.

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Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

It may be easier to get repackaged Android apps on a rooted Playbook now though does the Android mobile Firefox has a chance of working hmm?

http://crackberry.com/playbook-android-player-repackaging-tools-now-available

New User

Re: how do you get firefox on a blackberry playbook?

kbrosnan, are you talking about spidermonkey? funny blackberry supports that.

https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/native/documentation/oss.html

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