In pictures: Free Android apps for BlackBerry PlayBook, 10 best downloads

RIM recently released a major software update for its BlackBerry PlayBook that enables it to run Android applications. Android-on-the-PlayBook pickings are somewhat slim right now, but there are some quality apps out there if you know where to look, starting with these 10 great free downloads.

Android Apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook

The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 features an "Android Player" component that allows for access to a variety of popular mobile applications not previously available to RIM tablet owners. However, "official" Android apps for the PlayBook must be repackaged by their developers and then submitted to RIM for distribution via BlackBerry App World. Thanks to a handful of crafty developers and other PlayBook users, you can also "sideload" select Android apps that haven't made it to App World yet. Slide 2 outlines how to sideload Android apps, or go ahead and jump to slide 3 if you're already familiar with the process.

Credit: RIM and Google

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