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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RE: Wishy Washy What?
by Neolander on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:20 UTC in reply to "Wishy Washy What?"
Neolander
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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 I can speak for myself... The fact that Android and iOS can randomly close background apps at any moment, without having their state swapped out to mass storage first, is a major design mistake. If QNX can manage to avoid this outcome in some way, it will already have done mobile multitasking a favor.

And it is also true that anything Linux, NT or BSD-based tends to be quite bad at task prioritization, with things easily getting sluggish as soon as some combination of heavy processing and disk IO is going on in the background. The very reason why RTOSes like QNX exist is so as to avoid this kind of issues, because car brakes cannot afford to respond more slowly when the onboard GPS is busy updating the onscreen map...

Edited 2013-01-31 18:23 UTC

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