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shootsscores 03-22-2013 01:19 PM

Why BB10 Doesn't Need Quad Cores
 
QNX powered BB10, PB2.1 does not require android like processor specs. Why? Because the QNX OS is so efficient.

Much is made about the quad core processors appearing in flagship android phones which leads many to believe that BB is underpowered or lagging behind once again in the hardware wars. However, android devices using their monolithic kernel require a lot of processing power to achieve similar results as the QNX micro kernel using a "lowly" dual core system. Ironically, QNX will only function in a multi processor system as it was originally developed as a way to link multiple processors. This is why legacy BB OSs with their single core processors cannot be upgraded to BB10 because the micro kernel requires at least two processors.

The benefits of the micro kernel system are that the amount of code required is about a magnitude less than a similar performing android device. This is why androids need comparatively large amounts of computer power to achieve similar performance levels. So, when someone says the latest BBs are under specked or lacking in power, you know that QNX doesn't need it which should translate to much better battery life. The Z10 by some reports lasts longer than flagship android devices with their considerably larger batteries. Battery life is key in the mobile space and QNX is an elegant solution to that limiting fact of life to say nothing of the much more stable platform created by the micro kernel.

NJBlackBerry 03-22-2013 03:03 PM

Re: Why BB10 Doesn't Need Quad Cores
 
Clearly it is because QNX has soul.

shootsscores 03-22-2013 04:00 PM

Re: Why BB10 Doesn't Need Quad Cores
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1800948)
Clearly it is because QNX has soul.

Could be part of it but it's probably due more to the elegance and efficiency of the QNX neutrino RTOS.

That's the good news. That bad news is that BB seems to be botching the US launch of BB10.

NJBlackBerry 03-22-2013 05:29 PM

Re: Why BB10 Doesn't Need Quad Cores
 
Where did you cut and paste your original post from?

shootsscores 03-22-2013 07:30 PM

Re: Why BB10 Doesn't Need Quad Cores
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1800953)
Where did you cut and paste your original post from?

No cut and paste. Just some information garnered from my readings on QNX. Truly an efficient OS. The key with the neutrino kernel is that it can send and receive messages at the same time which means superior thread handling.


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