Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerry, has announced a new operating system ahead of the QNX OS.
BlackBerry OS 7, the new operating system, does not have access to the Android apps or Flash despite the fact that RIM is working on Android virtual machine for its tablet PlayBook.
The new operating system is available only for dual core phones, so it will not work with the older phones, which do not feature such processors.
The new operating system is expected to come up in the first half of the next year.
Most of the hard work at RIM is taking place around QNX, so the intensity around the existing products cannot remain the same. That’s why the interest around BlackBerry OS 7 is likely to be much less, since the users and developers would rather wait and watch out for the next news on the QNX front.
RIM worries about this sort of perception, and that’s why it perhaps introduced hardware graphics acceleration for a better gaming experience for the users.
In the new version of BlackBerry operating system, the users are likely to get more pre-installed apps, voice activated searches, and smoother user experience. Another likely interesting feature would be the users’ ability to separately manage the personal and corporate content.
The features given here were expected in BlackBerry version 6.1 itself, but the changes seemed bigger to the company which eventually decided to call it BlackBerry OS 7.