One of the cool features of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is its Android App Player which allows you to run select Android Apps that have been submitted to BlackBerry App World.
It looks like, however, some Android Apps have been submitted to BlackBerry App World without actual developer knowledge or permission.
Popular third party Android web browser, Dolphin HD, by developer MoboTap, was submitted to BlackBerry App World by white lable mobile app store Handster (a subsidary of Opera), without MoboTap’s knowledge or permission.
Engadget Mobile reached out to MoboTap who confirmed they didn’t authorize any submission by Handster, with a spokesperson who stated “We do not condone Handster submitting our Dolphin Browser app to BlackBerry’s App World for us and are currently working to take it down and assure Handster will not submit our app for us again. We will assess developing for BlackBerry when the time is right.”
I can see why MoboTap wouldn’t want Dolphin HD on the BlackBerry PlayBook… It doesn’t work all that great. Remember, some, Android Apps work just fine on the PlayBook. Others… Not so much.
One has to wonder if other apps have been submitted to BlackBerry App World without proper permission. If I had to guess, I’d say yes.
[Via Engadget Mobile]