08-23-2011 12:48 PM
I am not quite familiar with everything but lately a lot has been said about the QNX and how it is going to be the new OS for the future blackberry smartphones( blackberry colt should apear in 2012).
So my question is what will be the options for us java developers with the new os? Will we be able to write java applications the way we are used to or the whole j2me based framework as we know it will be replaced?
08-23-2011 01:04 PM
08-23-2011 01:06 PM
That's the million dollar question.
There has been rumors the QNX will have an "app player" that will support the existing library of applications. However, how realistic or usable this would be is unknown.
That said, it would be incredibly imprudent for RIM to abandon it's existing app structure, and the dedicated developers that are required to keep RIM competitive.
If RIM is interested on keeping developers building for their platform, as they ought to be, they will surely not disaffect us by nullifying all the work that's been put into BB OS applications.
08-23-2011 01:12 PM - edited 08-23-2011 04:50 PM
BB OS is a dead weight for RIM. Just like J2ME in general is having a slow agonizing death.
In 2-3 years if it isn't irrelevant and sidelined, it will be very near it.
That is if RIM even survives the QNX transition.