BlackBerry has announced that it has partnered with Amazon Appstore to bring more Android applications to BlackBerry 10 users. The integration will be launched as a part of BlackBerry 10.3 operating system, which is set to be released later this year.
“We’ve heard your appeals for access to more applications for your BlackBerry 10 device and we are delivering. We have announced a licensing agreement for the Amazon Appstore to bring more than 200,000 Android apps to you this fall when the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system launches,” noted BlackBerry in a blog post.
There is no confirmation on whether the Amazon Appstore will be pre-loaded with BB 10.3 or available as a download but former seems more likely. The company has stated that its BlackBerry World will continue to be available to BB 10 users, providing them with compatible applications.
This is also a good news for the app developers, who have listed their applications on Amazon Appstore, as they will now have access to even more users.