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Facebook for iPad isn't the only software that's been accidentally released recently. It turns out that Research in Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, accidentally posted their new Android application player software on their website last week.

Android what now? Let us explain. As dedicated Digitaledge readers (hi guys!) will know, RIM released the Playbook earlier this year. It's running a dedicated OS called QNX, and being new QNX, though rather nifty, doesn't have too many apps for it. So RIM announced they'd prepare a piece of software that would let users run Android apps on Playbook.

The official beta of that software isn't supposed to be out till the Summer, but last week a version appeared by mistake on RIM's website. Before long it had been downloaded by thousands of users and uploaded to file-sharing sites.

Now, RIM are saying this isn't the finished version, and they're advising users not to, well, use it. 'We recommend that users refrain from downloading and installing this software since it is outdated and non-functional in many respects,” a RIM bod told Wired.

So don't search online and download it and try it out on your Playbook today. Absolutely do not.

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