Blackberry Android QNX Hypervisor and More


To say that BlackBerry is testing various implementations of Android on reference hardware, testing ARM, Exynos, Qualcomm and other SOC pairings to see how best to deliver their future hardware solutions, is not out of the realm of possibility. We’ve already seen BlackBerry (Secusmart) hardware and the Secusuite software portfolio ported to Android-based Samsung tablets with an IBM secure app container. To further tout the power of BES12, BlackBerry will likely make an incremental move and release Android-based devices.

However, if the implementation were to come by way of the QNX Hypervisor, which is a Type 1 hypervisor, it would function dissimilar to the Dalvik which is basically just an application running on BlackBerry 10 (Android Player). The hypervisor would allow a seamless and secure switch between the two environments, BlackBerry 10 and Android, and would, from a code perspective, be the closest to true compatibility and optimal performance.

Source: The Future of Android on BlackBerry

BlackBerry OS leaks for BlackBerry Z30, Passport, Classic and Leap

BlackBerry OS leaks for BlackBerry Z30, Passport, Classic and Leap

A new BlackBerry 10.3.2 build has been leaked for a range of devices powered with OS 10.

The leaked OS has been released to a limited number of testers recently. Since BlackBerry Z30 shares similar upgrade files with Passport and Leap, the leaked version can be used to update those devices too, reports BBE which has posted the leaked files.

The leaked OS is in the form of .bar, Core OS and Radio files and currently there is no autoloader. But you can always create autoloaders if you know how to do it.

According to the folks at CrackBerry forum, the leaked OS is ‘buttery smooth’ and has the older swipe animation feature. Besides, its battery life is quite fine. However, the Android player seems to be slower and lags for most of the apks, and Fitbit call notifications are not working.

Other notable changes include fast boot timing and swipe up from lock screen back to original. There are a few hiccups too, such as the voice command not working properly and showing the wrong addresses when searching for locations in BlackBerry maps, confirms forum member, ezapper2.

Head over to the forum to know more about the fixes and changes in Blackberry OS Given below are the download links for the leaked OS.

Download links

OS .bar files for BlackBerry Passport

OS Radio and Core OS for Z30

OS apps, Core OS and radio for Z30

Do not use the beta firmware as a daily driver, as all the features might not function properly. Install the leaked firmware only if you are an advanced user and have a fair knowledge about the leaked OS.

via BlackBerry OS leaks for BlackBerry Z30, Passport, Classic and Leap.

BlackBerry Leap its here….


BlackBerry President for Devices and Emerging Solutions, Ron Louks, then took the stage and made the announcements many had been waiting for: the 2015 device roadmap. First was BlackBerry Leap (above) – the new 5-inch, HD device featuring 25-hours of battery life. At just $275 USD (much less on contract), the Leap, which will be available in April, targets young career builders who want to make a difference.

via From BlackBerry Leap to ‘Slider’ Phone: MWC15 Launch Recap, with Device Roadmap [Photos] | Inside BlackBerry.