*UPDATE* – While the pictures illustrating Google Play Store on BlackBerry 10 have been confirmed as fake, the negotiations between BlackBerry and Google are very real.

The Android runtime baked into BlackBerry 10 allows you to do extraordinary things. You can literally run any Android app within the secure boundaries of the BlackBerry 10 operating system. However, BlackBerry has put certain limitations, which restrict some elements of Android from being executed.

However, there’s a new rumor that the Google Play Store will soon arrive onto BlackBerry 10 smartphones by way of the OS 10.2.1 update. There have been plenty of whispers lately, and now photos have emerged that allegedly show the Google Play Store officially running on a Z10.

We’ve reached out to some sources, who have confirmed there are ongoing negotiations between BlackBerry and Google. Although, nothing has yet been confirmed. You can hear us slightly discuss this in our recent N4BB Live webcast here.

Nevertheless, if news of this advances we’ll be sure to keep you posted. Imagine having access to the Google Play Store and being able to install any Android app with peace of mind on your security. Would you want this capability? Check out the remainder photos below: