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    Need some help from those who actually use the BB10 beta and have more than a whim about that the final will be.

    What will BB10 OS have that the PBOS does NOT being they are the same base OS?
    I assume it will have the following based on dev conference reports and target use:
    1) a dialer app for the telephone radio;
    2) a Today screen/widget type overlay to the main UI;
    3) Messaging apps like BBM already on BB7;
    4) image capture from new better quality video mode;
    5) regular iterative updates to the base OS (which will ultimately reach the PBOS as long as RIM keeps it active).

    [6-11 courtesy of xsacha]
    6) BB10 has Qt and Cascades libraries packed in >> better and easier UIs, so better apps.
    7) BB10 has a DLNA streamer.
    8) BB10 has a new compressed read-only file system >> more firmware in the same space.
    9) BB10 uses QNX8.0 instead of QNX6.6 >> may bring about a better OS.
    10) Boot up time is significantly improved
    11) Most BB10's built-in apps have been rewritten to use native code instead of Adobe Air.
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    * It has Qt libraries and Cascades packed in to it for better and easier UIs, so better apps.
    * It has a DLNA streamer packed in to it.
    * It has a new compressed read-only file system so that they can pack more in to the firmware, but in the same space.
    * It uses QNX8.0 instead of QNX6.6 which may bring about a better OS.
    * Boot up time is significantly improved
    * Most of the built-in apps have been rewritten to use native code instead of Adobe Air(Flash).
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsacha View Post
    * It has Qt libraries and Cascades packed in to it for better and easier UIs, so better apps.
    * It has a DLNA streamer packed in to it.
    * It has a new compressed read-only file system so that they can pack more in to the firmware, but in the same space.
    * It uses QNX8.0 instead of QNX6.6 which may bring about a better OS.
    * Boot up time is significantly improved
    * Most of the built-in apps have been rewritten to use native code instead of Adobe Air(Flash).
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    And my number one desired feature: Predictive auto-text support for Android apps (yay!).

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    Thanks. I will add your comments to the list with numbering for easier reference.

    8) Does this risk a slower OS with decompression and unpacking code to run, and/or wasted memory to cache critical code. A better question is: do you find the increased size due to bloat from inefficient code/bug fixes or genuine increased and better features.
    9) Can you link or point to information/white papers/changelog to QNX8?
    10) Is boot time really shorter given larger and compressed OS or that user interaction, such as enter pwd prompt, comes much sooner in the process? (much like the difference between WinXP and Win7).
    11) This offers a clear benefit to the user with the OS. What about third-party apps: Is this process to the devs fairly trivial (PBOS to BB10)? Is RIM strongly encouraging (forcing/encentivising) devs to do so? What percentage of the more popular apps do you think will be rebuilt to true native come Feb 1?

    A summary question: If you compared an experienced user getting a particular but complexed job done on both OSes, and barring the completely new features (e.g., DLNA), with 100% being a desktop PC, how would you rank each? So the question is solely about user benefits realised.
    Thanks.

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