BlackBerry OS


BlackBerry OS is the mobile operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited (formerly known as Research In Motion) for the BlackBerry smartphones series. The operating system is based on QNX and the latest version of the OS is BlackBerry 10.3.1, launched on December 17, 2014.

Advantages

  • Multitasking
  • Blackberry player allows the user to run Android applications
  • Blackberry mobile platform is extremely secure
  • Blackberry push email experience is excellent amongst others
  • Android 4.3 runtime with multicore support was added in Blackberry 10.3

Disadvantages

  • Lack of applications
  • Slow boot and shutdown

Components

  • QNX
  • Java
  • C/C++
  • QT
  • Adobe Air

Development tools

  • Blackberry JDE
  • Blackberry SDK
  • Blackberry Developer Tools
  • Blackberry simulator
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Versions

  • Blackberry OS 1.0
  • Blackberry OS 3.6
  • Blackberry OS 5.0
  • Blackberry OS 6.0
  • Blackberry OS 7.0
  • Blackberry OS 7.1
  • Blackberry OS 10
  • Blackberry OS 10.1
  • Blackberry OS 10.2
  • Blackberry OS 10.3