BlackBerry 10

What is Blackberry 10.
What is BlackBerry 10 OS?

The BlackBerry 10 OS is a microkernel operating system.

The OS is a multitasking operating system built upon the reliability and power of QNX Neutrino RTOS and implements the minimum amount of software in the kernel space and runs other processes in the user space outside of the kernel space. By running most processes in the user space, the BlackBerry 10 OS can manage unresponsive processes in isolation from others. This helps prevent damage to the operating system and other running applications to ensure a highly responsive and secure environment (don’t expect to see the ‘clock’).
Here are more reasons to love the new BlackBerry™ OS –
The BlackBerry 10 OS is:

Tamper-resistant — The OS performs an integrity test before it starts. If the integrity test reveals damage, it doesn’t start.

Resilient — Processes can be restarted without impacting other processes or applications. All applications run in the user space.

Secure — The OS validates requests for system resources. An authorization manager evaluates requests from applications to access OS capabilities. For example, when an application requests access to the camera, the authorization manager displays a dialog box that specifies the capability requested, and provides the user the opportunity to grant or refuse access to that capability.
In addition, the OS is also designed to verify the authenticity of applications. All applications that run on a table or device must be signed by the RIM Signing Authority and have a Developer Certificate.

Efficient — Power consumption is minimized by the OS when the it is idle.

Wiki (On 1 May 2012, Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research In Motion officially unveiled the BlackBerry 10 platform. The features shown off at the BlackBerry World conference included a platform-wide flow interface, a new intelligent keyboard, as well as a camera app which allows the user to adjust a portrait by moving through time, so that the picture is perfect)

RIM already is far behind Apple and Android in getting independent developers and content producers to build apps, making the BlackBerry much less attractive to consumers. RIM is looking to change that.

“Developers building for BlackBerry 10 will be able to easily create the kind of cutting-edge apps that deliver truly engaging experiences,” said Alec Saunders, RIM’s head of developer relations.

A developer prototype was given out to BlackBerry developers as part of the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference in Orlando, Florida. This prototype is intended to help boost the ecosystem when BlackBerry 10 launches in Q1 of 2013 by giving developers a physical device on which to test. RIM has clearly indicated that this is in no way the finished product.

Unlike most other BlackBerry models, Alpha Dev has no physical keyboard. It looks like a smaller version of RIM’s PlayBook tablet, complete with a touch-sensitive frame that a user swipes to call up a menu.

Trust me when I say,the BlackBerry™ 10 is going to be ‘it’. So spread the word,start saving up (if you have to),tell all your family and friends,BlackBerry™ 10 is the new ish!

More to come on BlackBerry™ 10!


*extracts from wiki*



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