Canadian manufacturer RIM announced the new operating system Blackberry OS 7 back in May 2011 alongside two Blackbery phones: Bold 9900 and 9330. According to RIM, current devices will not receive the update with the new version of OS.
For those who have a Blackberry handset on their shopping list, we’ll give infos about its new features. Blackberry OS7 brings new Liquid Graphics interface with a high standard of visual effects to Blackberry devices, updated CPU and GPU capabilities for the smartphones. The firmware update also features support for NFC technology and HD video capture with devices able to capture 720p content.
As for the design of the new software, there haven’t been many significant changes from the previous version, though you’ll be notice some new features. For example, you’ll find larger tabs in the browser or the updated Universal Search with voice support.
With a complete new and improved OS, the Canadian manufacturer makes efforts to approach Google’s open source Android, which has revealed the 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich version. Although its release date hasn’t been officially announced, it is expected to come out in time for Thanksgiving Day or until this Christmas.
Android 4.0 will be an unified OS for both tablets and smartphones. As the giant said, it will be “one OS that runs everywhere”, on all devices, no matter if it’s a 7-inch tablet or a 4.5-inch smartphone. And probably, with the Android 4.0, the fragmentation will be over. What’s new about the Android Ice Cream Sandwich?
First off, it brings a new interface, improved multitasking, advanced application switching, resizable widgets, camera enhancements and face tracking. Clearly this new OS will come with new and performant features for both tablets and smartphones, as well as more functionality and convenience for users. We expect to see it arriving by in the fourth quarter of the year.