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  • stiiixy
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    And to think Chrysler and Fiat both make shit cars.

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  • bash2bash
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    yes the QNX infotainment units found in Chrysler and FIAT cars, is pretty bad due to the underpowered hardware (CPU mainly) and the cheap software design (bad UI interface, bad code, etc).

    to be honest, its a cheap low-budget solution for Chrysler/FIAT, who don't want to spend big money.

    now that FCA (the parent company of Chrysler/FIAT/etc) is in the process of merging with PSA group (parent company of Peugeot/Citroën/etc), we expect for PSA's infotainment system to prevail and replace the garbage QNX. Hopefully...

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  • Michael_S
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    QNX might be the platform underneath the infotainment unit in my Chrysler Pacific minivan, but I think they had interns write the UI. It crashes, hangs, and otherwise causes a headache too often.

    If I had a chance to do it over again, I would have bought a lower trim level minivan and velcroed tablets to the back of the headrests.

    Originally posted by Lanz View Post
    I haven't been able to figure out why BlackBerry 10 failed. It had everything a power user would want, but was also friendly enough for an iOS class user to understand. Must have been marketing/brand image.
    I'm just a random idiot making guesses, but I would say the three things that killed Blackberry 10 were:

    1. When iOS and Android started eating the market, Blackberry started getting perceived as obsolete. They had an image problem.
    2. Lack of apps.
    3. Lack of apps.

    Blackberry 10 launched in 2013. At that time iOS had over 5 years of Apple and 3rd party application development, and Android had over 4 years of Google and 3rd party application development.

    I think the mobile operating system wars are over. Unless a government uses anti-monopoly legislation against Apple or Google, iOS and Android will own the world.

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  • bash2bash
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    All infotainment units on Chrysler cars run QNX. After FIAT bought Chrysler, they took QNX as their default software for all FIAT cars as well.

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  • lyamc
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    It’s quite simple why Blackberry failed:

    1: They were late to the game. BB10 came out and their phones had last gen hardware, and developers had already been working on iPhone and Android. Another platform? No way they’re going to just do that.

    2: Fall from glory. Media covering tech would constantly talk about how Blackberry is doing poorly or how their stocks are dropping. I was selling phones when the Z3 came out and people IN CANADA thought that Blackberry was defunct and had gone bankrupt.

    It baffles me to this day how many people thought that Blackberry was dead. But, it kind of makes sense because of:

    3: Identity was strongly tied to the older phones with the clicky keyboards. IMO they relied to heavily on what we now see as being a niche.

    When those types of phones became obsolete, so did Blackberry.

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  • Lanz
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    I haven't been able to figure out why BlackBerry 10 failed. It had everything a power user would want, but was also friendly enough for an iOS class user to understand. Must have been marketing/brand image.

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  • unis_torvalds
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    Originally posted by lyamc View Post
    They were ahead of their time with the software in regards to things like the gesture-based navigation/keyboard, something which the newer iPhones use, although I feel the iOS gestures are a more inferior version.
    Couldn't agree more!

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by lyamc View Post
    QNX was actually quite good with the BlackBerry devices, but unfortunately, the hardware was lacking.

    They were ahead of their time with the software in regards to things like the gesture-based navigation/keyboard, something which the newer iPhones use, although I feel the iOS gestures are a more inferior version.
    Gesture-based navigation is something everyone copied from Palm's webOS. But yes, BB did invent the keyboard gesture navigation which worked like a charm iOS and Ubuntu Touch still use that, although I feel Ubuntu Touch's keyboard navigation is better to the one in iOS because it allows you to quickly select things as well.

    Overall though, BB10 was my second favorite OS ever I wish BB didn't cancel it...

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by timofonic View Post
    Is QNX still relevant outside legacy and contract support as in IBM AIX?
    Yes. Quite a few car manufacturers use it to power their car entertainment systems.

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  • bregma
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    QNX is hidden everywhere. To most users, the UI is the software but for an embedded system to UI and the software are often separate (consider the brakes on your car, and how their UI is separate from the software that actually controls them). QNX has just kept quietly making things work since the 1980s, but it's not open source and it is not a relic of the 1980s PC wars so it doesn;t have a lot of midshare among the typical Phoronix reader.

    In this case, the QNX that has been operating your in-dash infotainment system is surfacing as a host for display rendering.

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