Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Find: RIM unveils its new OS, brings Android apps to PlayBook

Good, but nowhere near enough yet. Rim will be lucky to stop decline at 5% of market. Laser focus on biz is only hope, with hard keys a 2ary focus.

RIM unveils its new OS, brings Android apps to PlayBook









Research In Motion today said it is fusing the best parts of the BlackBerry OS used on smartphones and the QNX operating system used on the PlayBook tablet to create BBX, a new mobile operating system that will eventually power all BlackBerry mobile devices. RIM also announced a developer beta of the next version of the PlayBook operating system “with support for running Android applications.”

“The Developer Beta includes the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and the BlackBerry Plug-In for Android Development Tools (ADT), allowing developers to quickly and easily bring Android applications to BlackBerry PlayBook tablets,” RIM said in a statement.









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