System architecture

At the heart of the BlackBerry 10 OS is the QNX Neutrino RTOS. The System architecture guide comes with the BlackBerry 10 OS and is intended for both app developers and end users.

This guide describes the philosophy of BlackBerry 10 OS and the architecture used to robustly implement the OS. It covers message-passing services, followed by the details of the QNX Neutrino microkernel, the process manager, resource managers, and other aspects of the OS.

Use the following table to find information quickly:

To find out about: Go to:
OS design goals, message-passing IPC The philosophy of the BlackBerry 10 OS
System services The BlackBerry 10 OS microkernel
Sharing information between processes Interprocess communication (IPC)
Working on a system with more than one processor Multicore processing
Memory management, path management, and so on Process manager
Shared objects Dynamic linking
RAM, Power-Safe, DOS, CD-ROM, NFS, and other file systems File systems
Network subsystem Networking architecture
TCP/IP implementation TCP/IP networking

For information about programming, see Get programming with the BlackBerry 10 OS and the BlackBerry 10 OS programmer's guide.

Last modified: 2015-03-31

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