Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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Wishy Washy What?
by Lobotomik on Thu 31st Jan 2013 14:55 UTC
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None of that wishy-washy My First Multitasking that many other platforms employ because they're all server-class operating systems shoved into a mobile device, but the real deal, made possible because of QNX' embedded origins and focus

Are you serious? In what way is Android's multitasking wishy-washy (whatever wishy-washy means)? In what way is QNX going to make it any better? What could you do with PocketPC that you cannot do with Android? Just why Server Class Operating Systems are going to multitask worse than an Embedded OS?

If you leave an application running, it will consume power be it with PocketPC, Android, QNX or with no OS at all. RAM will fill up as users launch more apps. So huge numbers of man hours have been put in teaching these OS's when to freeze apps to save battery, and when to evict apps from RAM, without pissing of the user. Of course, some have been more successful than others, in different metrics (some multitask better, or save more power, or need less resources, or piss off the users less). How QNX/BBOS10 will fare remains to be seen, but it does not need to be any better or worse than the others.

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