Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 29th Aug 2013 03:50 UTC
QNX According to a Computerworld article, BlackBerry is exploring putting itself up for sale, as the company falls into 4th place in the mobile market. IDC statistics that show Android leads the mobile market with nearly 80%, iOS has 13.2%, Windows Phone 3.7%, and BlackBerry 2.9%. Gartner analyst Bill Menezes states that even new ownership is "not going to address how the company restores itself."

One key asset BlackBerry owns is QNX, the real-time based OS it bought in 2010. QNX is microkernel based, versus the monolithic kernel used by many OS's like Linux. BlackBerry bases its tablet and phone OS's on QNX, which also remains a popular commercial OS for embedded systems.
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only for phones
by themwagency on Thu 29th Aug 2013 22:07 UTC
themwagency
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2013-03-06

Those market stats you're quoting is only for phones... not mobile devices as a whole. Android is much less and iOS is much more.

You say, "IDC statistics that show Android leads the mobile market" when what you mean is mobile phone"

Thom, this seems to be a reoccurring theme on this web site.

Edited 2013-08-29 22:21 UTC

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RE: only for phones
by woegjiub on Fri 30th Aug 2013 14:14 in reply to "only for phones"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

They are also ahead for tablets sales now.
Android is absolutely dominating, which is a sad truth for OS enthusiasts.

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