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bb_master
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Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

 

I posted in this forum, because there is maximum activity in this forum. Sorry, if this is not a correct place to post this type of question.

 

Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" of any blackberry device ?

 

My device is curve 8900 and I can see in the About menu that its software version is 4.6.1.231 and the platform version is 4.2.0.108. what are these 2 versions for ?

 

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Re: Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

Probably best posted in the device software section, but doesn't matter.

 

Software/App Version - Indicates the version of your applications (Address book, browser, calendar, etc.)
Platform Version - Indicates your version of system software (Java core software, radio code, etc.)

 




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Re: Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

Thanks   :-)

 

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Re: Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

You are very welcome.

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Re: Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

v4.6.1.309 platform 3.3.0.95 

 

this therefore means that the OS version is 4.6

 

but the applications such as calendar etc.. are 3.3 right ? 

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Re: Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

Other way round I think, but this is generically called 4.6.1

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Re: Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

Thanks. 

 

So if I develop an application would I look into the platform version or the software version ? 

 

Meaning i developed an app with blackberry v4.5 api. it works on most v4.6 through v5.0 except for 

 

v4.6.1.309 platform 3.3.0.95 

 

how can I guarantee portability ? 

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Re: What's the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

It should work on that version too.  If it does not, then this is a problem that RIM should know about, since they assure forward compatibility. 

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Re: What's the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

Thanks peter. 

 

I will certainly contact them and let them know.

 

Though strange enough what would it work on all the other v4.6 and platforms except for that one ? Kind of a peculiar case. 

 

I will update the forum once i hear a concrete answer form RIM.

 

Thanks agian

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Re: Whats the difference between "Software Version" and "Platform Version" ?

Is the Platform Version fixed for a particular device or is there a possibility that this device property will be updated? (I'm currently listing down all device properties on individual devices that do not change over time, e.g. device PIN or IMEI or this platform version if it's fixed)

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