As we have come to hear and as reported earlier the much awaited OS 2.0 update for the BlackBerry Playbook will feature Android apps that can be accessed.
Turns out that the Dolphin Browser HD which is known to be a highly respected Android replacement browser works fantastically on the Playbook and is also more preferred than the stock browser. With its popularity it’s now in the top 25 free apps on App World. So here’s what went wrong, the Developer of the browser MoboTap has no idea that the app was submitted to RIM and they claimed that the act wasn’t authorized.
Handster a multi-platform store that offers apps for the most popular mobile operating systems which is owned by Opera is the company that submitted the app. It unclear as to what their motive was since it’s not like they earned any direct revenue from each download.
The developer of the Dolphin Browser HD told Engadget “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,”
The question arises as to how many Android developers have been taken advantage of. Handster has submitted a number of applications to BlackBerry App World where the app is credited by the developer but published under “Handster Inc.”
Owned by Opera, Handster submitted the Dolphin Browser HD to BlackBerry App World although it was developed by MoboTap