Did BlackBerry have its own operating system before transitioning to Android?
julienester
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Hello Everyone,

I’ve always been interested in the evolution of smartphone operating systems, and I have a question about my BlackBerry journey. Before BlackBerry switched to Android, did they have their own proprietary operating system? I am very interested in the history of BlackBerry devices and the changes in their operating systems. Any insights or details regarding this change would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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Re: Did BlackBerry have its own operating system before transitioning to Android?
tikibar1
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Historically, BlackBerry devices used a proprietary operating system—known as BlackBerry OS—developed by BlackBerry Limited. In 2013, BlackBerry introduced BlackBerry 10, a major revamp of the platform based on the QNX operating system. BlackBerry 10 was meant to replace the aging BlackBerry OS platform with a new system that was more in line with the user experiences of Android and iOS platforms. In 2015, BlackBerry began releasing Android-based smartphones, beginning with the BlackBerry Priv.

 

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Re: Did BlackBerry have its own operating system before transitioning to Android?
tikibar1
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Historically, BlackBerry devices used a proprietary operating system—known as BlackBerry OS—developed by BlackBerry Limited. In 2013, BlackBerry introduced BlackBerry 10, a major revamp of the platform based on the QNX operating system. BlackBerry 10 was meant to replace the aging BlackBerry OS platform with a new system that was more in line with the user experiences of Android and iOS platforms. In 2015, BlackBerry began releasing Android-based smartphones, beginning with the BlackBerry Priv.

 

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