BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime to be Upgraded to Jelly Bean
Current version is 2.3 Gingerbread, which causes several issues.
BlackBerry has confirmed that BB 10 will eventually support apps for Google's Android Jelly Bean platform.
BlackBerry 10-powered devices have the ability to run Android applications through Android runtime. However, it's running on the old 2.3 Gingerbread version, which sees apps suffering lag and being generally unresponsive. BlackBerry now has announced that it'll update the runtime to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The update will allow developers to easily port their Jelly Bean-based Android apps to BlackBerry 10. However, BlackBerry has yet to announce a launch time frame for the forthcoming upgrade.
BlackBerry, previously known as Research In Motion, said its newly-launched platform offers over 70,000 apps that include Android ports.