- 02-03-13, 07:56 PM #327
But I don't think we should be too quick to assume that BBRY just blew these things off. It's easy for us to suppose that all these features are "easy" to implement, and to conclude that BBRY's engineers were either lazy or incompetent. The truth is, nothing is easy to implement when you're building a smartphone OS from a core that wasn't originally a smartphone OS (that would be QNX). In particular, every little feature that you implement must be tested ad nauseam to make sure it doesn't break other features. When it's all being recoded on a completely new architecture, you have nothing to fall back on. No matter how modular you try to make things, these unforeseen interactions occur, and throwing more people at the project doesn't necessarily make it go faster. The chances are, if they made it priority to implement all BBOS features that we know and love, the result would be buggy as he!!---or another year or so of development and testing cycles would be needed. At some point, you have to put certain things on hold and get the product out the door.
In my opinion, the reason for most of these issues is simply that BBRY ran out of time. I'm not making an excuse for them; I'll leave it to people who know more than I do whether this was itself the result of negligence. I'm inclined to doubt it, but that's just me. I suspect BBRY will continue to push its programmers to work extended hours to try to get BB10 up to speed, but they have to be careful. In this market, stability trumps features. As annoyed as the OP and others are at the missing features, if it starts crashing left and right that will hit BBRY below the waterline.
As I watch all this unfold, I honestly don't know whether I will get a Z10, but I very much doubt that what we're seeing is a result of laziness or incompetence.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-03-13, 08:40 PM #331
- 214 Posts
With the exception of number 4 I don't think I would ever look for these other "features". Then again I never had a BlackBerry before so nothing lost.
Q10 should cater more to the BB die hards - 3.5% of the market or so
Z10 should cater more to the the remaining 96.5% that have moved on and are currently using iPhone or Android devices
- 02-03-13, 09:19 PM #332
- 02-03-13, 09:24 PM #333
- 02-03-13, 10:15 PM #335
Don't be silly.
- 02-03-13, 10:39 PM #336
People who thinks is really easy to port functions from the Java based BBOSto QNX which is an UNIX os according to wikipedia really has no idea how complicated things can be.
Seriously people if you think is easy you are fooling yourselves, do any of you have an idea how long has microsoft been working WP8? and yet you can see how many features is lacking.
Now since most people who complaint seems to think it was just a matter of them being lazy why do not you develop your own application to fix issues like the colored led and ringtones?, let me guess, is not that easy.
- 02-03-13, 11:10 PM #340
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- CrackBerry User
02-03-13, 11:27 PM #345
- 95 Posts
- 02-03-13, 11:33 PM #346
No i dont think, i am sure they did, the kernel had to be adjusted to the deal with the hardware differences and lte radios and various function on OS, that is the reason why we have not seen BB10 for the PB, if it was the same you would think the DevAlpha releases would work on the PB without any glitches.
How drastically it changed i can't tell you, the whole point is that people keeps complaining for the "removed" functions without understanding what goes into building the whole OS, certainly the differences between what runs on the PB and what runs on BB10 is big, now compare it to BBOS
- 02-03-13, 11:55 PM #347
- 02-03-13, 11:58 PM #348
Here is an easy solution(for anybody), if you don't like the phone or don't want to stick around for any potential updates, then go buy another phone,such a simple solution. 14 pages of he said/she said is getting no place and frankly very redundant.
I much rather see a dedicated sticky where people with no potential ulterior motives actually go over line items, real or imagined and work out a solution/s , much the same way developers do it on developer blogs. Last time I checked developer blogs I have NEVER seen a developer put up a personal website to air their views, rather they worked together to find issues needing updating, real or imagined. Is that not the true spirit of Crackberry.com or is this just about high jacking the community spirit of Crackberry.com with external linked website/s that in my opinion detract from Crackberry.com spirit.
- 02-03-13, 11:59 PM #349
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