RIM trying to retrieve the past glory is putting all their efforts in the development of the new OS platform – BBX. The company has unveiled the BBX OS in the DevCon event at San Francisco. We just stumbled upon a video showing the demo of the new OS and some of its impressive features. RIM’s latest outing, based on the QNX platform, is designed to bring a new combined OS for both their smartphones and tablets. It’s amazing to see that a PlayBook with the new OS smoothly run the Android apps in the video.
The company had earlier revealed some of the features including the Android app support of the OS, but it is really interesting to see the real time working of those apps.
In the video, you can see a folder “Android Apps” containing the applications like IM+ Pro, IMDB, Gmail, Amazon Kindle, Kik Messenger, Google Places, Winamp and TweetCaster Pro. All the demoed apps work quickly, without any problems.
It also allows the users to easily download the apps as they can only find out after the launch whether the app is Android or BlackBerry.
You can get the app from the App World as similar to the BlackBerry native app. It will run in the BBX operating system’s Android Player with ease.
It is indeed an impressive performance by the beta version of the BBX, released for the developers. But it’s unclear that when the full version of the BBX will be ready to launch. What do you think of this new BBX OS?