Earlier today we told you about the leaked Android App Player that was found in a Desktop Manager update changelog. RIM has responded to this leak and have made a statement, here’s what they said:

“An older version of the Android App Player beta software for the BlackBerry PlayBook was inadvertently posted and has since been removed.  We recommend that users refrain from downloading and installing this software since it is outdated and non-functional in many respects.  The official beta release of the Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook is on track for release later this summer.”

This explains why many users have reported having issues with Android App Player slowing down their PlayBook, among other things. So there you have it guys, if you downloaded, or plan to download, this you have to do it at your own risk known that RIM suggests you stay away from it.