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Android Runtime roadmap

A12 = 10.3 Gold
A13 = 10.3.1 Beta

A10 = 10.2.1 Gold
A11 = 10.3 Beta

  • Release Feature Date Status
  • A13 BlackBerry Classic aug on time

    Updates to the SDK in order to support the BlackBerry Classic device's new hardware buttons and integrated trackpad.
  • Already released
  • Release Feature Date Status
  • A12 Tooling update June landed

    Gold release for the Android Studio and Eclipse plug-ins as well as the command-line tools. This update includes: Support for newly added APIs, updated graphical user interface to the command-line tools and many other improvements.
  • A11 Runtime Update May landed

    We are working to upgrade the Android Runtime from Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 to 4.3 The goal is to support all current features and APIs available on the Android runtime today and evaluate new features and APIs for inclusion.
  • A11 Accounts May landed

    Android applications that require access to an Android account will now be supported with BlackBerry 10 account integration.
  • A11 Bluetooth LE May landed

    Applications that use Bluetooth Low Energy from Android API level 18 will now be supported.
  • A11 NFC May landed

    Android applications that integrate with NFC will now be supported. NFC support includes reading and writing tags, as well as sharing data between NFC enabled devices.
  • A11 Share Framework v2 May landed

    Currently, Android applications that register with the share framework in Android will appear as share targets on the BlackBerry 10 share menu. This upcoming release will enable Android applications to share to BlackBerry 10 share menu targets.
  • A11 Tooling update May landed

    New 2.0.3 beta tools for Android Studio, Eclipse Plug-in and command-line. This update includes: Support for newly added APIs, updated graphical user interface to the command-line tools and many other improvements.
  • A10 Accessibility Nov landed

    Android application UI controls will be integrated with screen reader functionality, so that visually impaired persons can hear a speech presentation of the UI.
  • A10 Bluetooth Nov landed

    Android applications can now use the android.bluetooth package to access Bluetooth hardware.
  • A10 Mapview v1 Nov landed

    Applications that use MapView from the Google Maps v1 API are now supported using OpenStreetMaps. Support for MapView v2 API is being planned for a future release.
  • A10 Native Support Nov landed

    Android apps that use shared libraries written in native-code, such as C and C++, will now be supported on BlackBerry 10. Support is limited to the recommended system headers and APIs as documented by Google. Headers and APIs outside this scope may not function correctly.
  • A10 Share Framework v1 Nov landed

    Android applications that register with the share framework in Android will now also appear as share targets on the BlackBerry 10 share menu.
  • A10 Spellcheck Nov landed

    Text field support for spell checking and correction, and the ability to add words to the dictionary.
  • A10 WiFi Scanning Nov landed

    Support for the ability to scan for Wi-Fi access points.
  • A10 Tooling update Nov landed

    New 2.0.1 beta tools for Eclipse Plug-in and command-line. This update includes: Support for newly added APIs, graphical user interface to the command-line tools, new BlackBerry ADB Proxy which will work with any Android IDE and many other major improvements. Read on for more information.