Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Mar 2014 16:47 UTC
QNX

Connectivity to smartphones and other mobile devices is a key strength of QNX Software Systems’ platform for car infotainment systems, and many automakers and tier one automotive suppliers use our platform to implement smartphone/head-unit integration in their vehicles. We have a long-standing partnership with Apple to ensure high-quality connectivity with their devices, and this partnership extends to support for Apple CarPlay.

Yes, Apple CarPlay runs on QNX. Makes sense - I'm guessing (?) in-car software needs a lot of certification and testing, which QNX' in-car platforms all already have.

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jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Umm, you should read a BB financial statement instead of just reading OSNews and saying, "Oh cool! A cool OS! Therefore BB is okay, cool!"

It's been nearly 4 years since RIMM bought QNX from Harmon for $200 million. Annual revenue from QNX is likely in the tens of millions.

QNX has been deployed in cars for nearly two decades in cars for telematics. There's no growth there. It's been deployed for infotainment for more than a decade. Yes, there is potential growth for infotainment, but not to the extent that car manufacturers are going to pay 1000% more for it.

BB's financials have just gotten worse over the last 4 years; there's little indication that there is an explosion to come from QNX. Any attempt to create one is likely to lead car manufacturers to use any of the innumerable other RTOSes that are just as sufficient.

QNX has never been and will never be more than a few days of phone sales for Samsung or Apple.

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