Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fascinating stuff, but not entirely unexpected. As most of you will know, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is working on a tablet dubbed the BlackPad, and according to several sources reporting to Bloomberg, the device will ship with software written by QNs Software Systems, which RIM purchased earlier this year.
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RE: Qnx Android
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:11 UTC in reply to "Qnx Android"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

What I'd really love is Android api and frontend hosted on top of slimmed down QNX.

Do you have some reason to expect QNX kernel to perform better than Linux kernel? Or to have better OpenGL drivers than Linux?

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RE[2]: Qnx Android
by Tuishimi on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:57 in reply to "RE: Qnx Android"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

QNX was designed to be an embedded OS. They tend to be as slim and quick as possible.

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RE[2]: Qnx Android
by poundsmack on Thu 19th Aug 2010 20:35 in reply to "RE: Qnx Android"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"Do you have some reason to expect QNX kernel to perform better than Linux kernel?"

The QNX kernel is a thing of genius and is a different type of kernel model than the linux kernel. The linix kernel is a Monolithic kernel, while QNX is a microkernel and I personally feel that it is better suited for this type of environment. I am slightly bias, but the only reason i fell in love with QNX is because i've tried sooooo soooo many OS's and while they all have their merits, I keep coming back to QNX for many reasons.

in the real time space it does preform better, even than real time adaptations of the linux kernel (wind river's and others)

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RE[3]: Qnx Android
by TomF on Thu 19th Aug 2010 20:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Qnx Android"
TomF Member since:
2010-01-22

knowing a little about the QNX history I wouldn't mind see this happening - looks indeed like a good match.

Personally, I'll jump on it anyone releases a 14" (A4 sized) tablet that can run a browser, a pdf viewer, and a picture/cbr viewer.. doesn't need anything else.
Make one - I'll buy

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RE[2]: Qnx Android
by Morgan on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:54 in reply to "RE: Qnx Android"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You really don't like QNX, do you? I'm genuinely curious, did you have a bad experience with it in the past? Do you hate someone who works/worked for them? Do you have a strange aversion to lesser-used consonants like Q and X?

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RE[3]: Qnx Android
by vivainio on Fri 20th Aug 2010 05:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Qnx Android"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

You really don't like QNX, do you? I'm genuinely curious, did you have a bad experience with it in the past?


It's a proprietary operating system that overlaps completely with several open alternatives (Linux, BSD). I don't see a reason to "hate" it anymore than I see reason to hate OS/2, but I don't see a reason to boost it either.

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