1. Eggmundo's Avatar
    I really, really miss how BB10 functions. It's the most immersive and satisfying way to navigate your phone.

    Is it possible to manipulate Android in such a way to make it work and feel like BB10?

    P.S. I ran out of characters in the title but it didn't let me know that!
    08-27-2017 04:17 AM
  2. modifier's Avatar
    Android and BB10 are both based on a Linux kernel, so it's entirely possible to create a peek-and-flow type interface in Android. It might be as simple as a launcher or as complex as a custom ROM. If BlackBerry ever worked it into their launcher then they'd likely gain some popularity. It would have to be seamless though. Any sign of drag on resources and it wouldn't be well-accepted.

    BB10 was great with navigation, app switching and Hub integration. I miss it for that reason alone.
    08-27-2017 02:30 PM
  3. SabarishElango's Avatar
    It was available on the Priv, no?
    08-30-2017 09:46 AM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    It was available on the Priv, no?
    Sort of. When you swipe up from the bottom you get 3 app shortcuts. The one on the right is the BlackBerry Hub so you get the feeling of swiping up and to the right to see you Hub but it's actually just opening an app and doesn't allow the "Peek" functionality of BlackBerry 10

    It is close though.
    09-04-2017 03:49 PM
  5. graylingboy's Avatar
    A BB10 skin. Ooh , now that I like!!
    Matty likes this.
    09-08-2017 11:09 AM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    A BB10 skin. Ooh , now that I like!!
    That would be pretty awesome. It could possibly even happen. The Blackberry launcher for Android has 2 different styles for the icons. You can get a BB7 icon pack or a BB10 icon pack which add that little something extra. I really appreciate it and make me feel a little 'more at home' about switching because i can still get some of the feeling from BB10 back again.
    09-08-2017 05:28 PM
  7. SabarishElango's Avatar
    I wonder why that wasn't carried over.
    09-20-2017 06:12 AM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    I wonder why that wasn't carried over.
    Maybe the Android OS just doesn't have that sort of functionality or Blackberry didn't see the need to do it. Not everything from Blackberry 10 can be implemented in Android. They don't have full control of the OS from the ground up like they did with Blackberry 10. 😃
    modifier likes this.
    09-20-2017 12:19 PM
  9. modifier's Avatar
    Running Hub+ in a left-hand tray inside the BB Launcher like how the Google Now screen runs in the Pixel Launcher would be relatively easy. Introducing Peek and Flow from everywhere regardless of app would be far more difficult. It would take a custom ROM at a minimum, reducing update times considerably. I suspect this might be a major reason why it hasn't been done yet. BB and BBMo both have a hard enough time just keeping the OS and apps updated.

    I'm still waiting for dark themes in BB Calendar and Contacts.
    09-21-2017 02:43 AM
  10. Matty's Avatar
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    I'm still waiting for dark themes in BB Calendar and Contacts.
    Dark theme for BBM would also be really nice 😃 loved using it on Blackberry 10. Hopefully they are planning to add it at some point (Android or IOS)
    09-21-2017 11:16 AM
  11. SPQR ROMULUS's Avatar
    go buy a bb10
    09-22-2017 08:55 PM
  12. SPQR ROMULUS's Avatar
    blackberry is a dead science
    09-22-2017 09:28 PM
  13. SPQR ROMULUS's Avatar
    Dark theme for BBM would also be really nice 😃 loved using it on Blackberry 10. Hopefully they are planning to add it at some point (Android or IOS)
    Matty, just concede to the fact blackberry is dead as far as devices go
    09-22-2017 09:29 PM
  14. SabarishElango's Avatar
    They could've included the swipe up shortcuts from the Priv on the KEYone. Idk why not.
    09-28-2017 10:20 PM
  15. Eggmundo's Avatar
    They could've included the swipe up shortcuts from the Priv on the KEYone. Idk why not.
    What the? There's such a variance from two BB Android phones?
    09-30-2017 06:15 PM
  16. Eggmundo's Avatar
    Running Hub+ in a left-hand tray inside the BB Launcher like how the Google Now screen runs in the Pixel Launcher would be relatively easy. Introducing Peek and Flow from everywhere regardless of app would be far more difficult. It would take a custom ROM at a minimum, reducing update times considerably. I suspect this might be a major reason why it hasn't been done yet. BB and BBMo both have a hard enough time just keeping the OS and apps updated.

    I'm still waiting for dark themes in BB Calendar and Contacts.
    Can we get someone to make the ROM please?!
    modifier likes this.
    09-30-2017 06:16 PM
  17. SabarishElango's Avatar
    Yeah. Probably to make it easier to update and maintain.
    The Priv didn't get Nougat.
    10-27-2017 11:03 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    I understand how you feel, OP! I too miss BB 10's OS.
    Norg likes this.
    10-27-2017 11:26 PM

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