RIM took the stage to reveal some announcements for its new operating system Black Berry 10. The company which is struggling to find its place in the smartphone market showed a number of new features that will come with the new OS and as well as released a new beta update for its development tools.
RIM has added a lot of beef in this new update. According to official statement by the company, the new build includes and updated software for the BlackBerry Alpha and simulator. Both the updates are designed to boost the core applications of BlackBerry which include BlackBerry 10 message center, contacts, calendar and BlackBerry 10 messenger.
Furthermore the company announced that developers can now start creating applications for the OS with complete support of BlackBerry Messenger. Game developers were also given a chance to show their talents as the company announced that it will be supplying a native C/C++ plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio. This update will allow game developers to quickly bring their game from other OS’s into BlackBerry 10 supported devices.
RIM will also send out an update for the Ripple Simulator which now supports the new BlackBerry 10 OS and its supported devices. API emulation will now come with Adobe Cardova.
Over the past few years RIM has struggled a lot to find a good spot in the smartphone industry. Before Android and iOS came into being, RIM was considered the best in the smartphone industry. The company may be suffering a lot right now but today’s updates show how keen it is in developing good relations with app developers.
This relationship with the app and game developers will help RIM attract consumers away from iOS and Android when BlackBerry 10 is finally launched. For the time being, RIM actions are being considered positive by the analysts.