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How to install Android apps on your BlackBerry
With the latest update to BlackBerry 10, 10.2.1, you can install Android apps easily on BlackBerry phones. I’m not sure if all carriers have rolled 10.2.1 out yet, but everyone should have it soon. You still won’t be able to install apps from Google Play, but the way around that is to install the Amazon App Store by going to http://www.amazon.com/getappstore and following the directions there. Just follow the steps there to get it installed. You will need to establish an Amazon account, if you don’t already have one. After that, it’s easy and you can install apps as if you have an Android device. Most of the apps should work, but you may find some that do not. Still, it greatly increases the number of apps available for BlackBerry users.