BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has announced that its BlackBerry 10.2 operating system (OS) has garnered the “World’s Best Mobile OS” title from India’s Digit magazine. The title, according to the once-mighty phones manufacturer, comes after the largest-selling technology magazine in India conducted its review of the world’s top four mobile operating systems.
According to BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), BlackBerry 10.2 OS was pitted against the three other pervasive mobile operating systems out in the market. Those are the Android 4.4, iOS 7.1.2 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating systems.
In the review, Digit Executive Editor Robert Sovereign-Smith said that the BlackBerry 10.2 OS won the most number of tests in the magazine’s suite of tests.
“This was by far the most comprehensive test we have ever done, as the Digit Test Centre spent over 400 man-hours, meticulously checking over a thousand individual parameters for each OS, in order to arrive at a true and unbiased answer to the question, ‘What’s the World’s best mobile OS out of the box?’ By winning five of the ten aspects we tested for, BlackBerry OS 10.2 is a deserved winner of the title,” Sovereign-Smith was quoted by BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) as saying.
The testing of the mobile operating systems, which was reportedly done over the course of a month, included tests in communications such as e-mail and messaging, internet browsing, settings and customization, managing contacts and calling, photography, notifications, lock screen capability, search and video capture, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said in its press release.
Furthermore, the company said that it is “extremely excited” with the results of the competition for the title of “The World’s Best Mobile OS”. Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India, said that the accolade is a testament to the company’s commitment to provide the best experience to their customers without any compromises. He also pointed out that users of the BlackBerry 10.2 OS will be able to utilize a host of innovative features like BlackBerry Hub.
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) shareholders include Fairfax Financial Holdings managed by Prem Watsa. The firm reported about 46.65 million shares in the company by the end of the first half of the year.