Why Android and the iPhone is not going to fall like BlackBerry

Why Android and the iPhone is not going to fall like BlackBerry
Here's a little secret BlackBerry does not want you to know:

It would be technically impossible for all Android phones or iPhones to experience a four-day world as the BlackBerry cutting saw this week, experts in mobile communications.

Why? The answer lies in the technical details of how Research in Motion - the company that makes BlackBerry smartphones, with its rattling click resistant keyboards and tie owners - is responsible for e-mails and text messages.

Here's the rub: RIM acts as an intermediary for all e-mails and text messages BlackBerry. That collects messages from mobile phone operator and passes to the recipient.

Androids and iPhones do not have an intermediate text and email.

BlackBerry baton is the system that fell over, killing or slowing e-mail and text messaging services to millions of people in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. The ordeal lasted four days.

"It's the way that RIM has created architecture (network) is the fall in relation to such courts," said Sean Armstrong, who manages wireless communications technology company in a large. "When it works well, is a great system. When not working, it is a failure."

This week, it is fair to say that the system was a big ol 'failure. At sites of social media, some BlackBerry users said they were so upset by the court - the largest in company history - they were switching to Apple IOS and Google Android devices. And the BlackBerry customer satisfaction was low.

"Add all the other things I've written about why BlackBerry is dying," wrote the tech blog Gizmodo. "This is worse."

This does not mean that androids and iPhones will never experience network outages.

But would not the world. And they would be the responsibility of an operator of mobile telephony in particular - AT & T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile - or a particular messaging system, such as Gmail, Hotmail or IMessage, Apple's internal messaging service. It's not the phone manufacturer.

That makes their own problems more localized.

"All the material passes through them in some form or fashion," said Nan Palmero, a writer for the site BlackBerryCool.com, the way BlackBerry handles messages and e-mail. That makes it possible, he said, to the global network of BlackBerry to crash, which would not be the case for iPhones or Androids.

RIM, however, disagrees with this analysis.

"I would not characterize it as fair," said RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis in a press conference on Thursday. "We have a global, secure, push-type environment that provides instant messaging has made BlackBerry so convincing and so valuable."

RIM filters e-mails and BlackBerry messages through their own server farms - giant warehouses full of computers - for security reasons, said Armstrong. The company scrambles messages, making them more difficult to intercept.

Who has won big fans of BlackBerry in the business world.

The system also uses less battery power, and RIM occupies much of the computing work, Armstrong said.

"The process for checking your e-mail with a BlackBerry is carried out by the RIM servers," he said. "So RIM will handle all the hard work go to the inbox and looking for new e-mail, and if it finds new e-mail, which will drive the devices again."

It also creates the risk of a global crash.

But maybe that's not a totally bad thing.

"For two years, we had a big problem like this," said Armstrong. "It's just been small bumps in the road. So I do not see (the middle-man system) as a weakness. I see it as expected, since no system can be without blemish."

Rich Miller, who runs the blog Data Center Knowledge, said it clearly was not prepared for BlackBerry a failure like the one that started on Monday.

"From what we see in this court, it seems RIM has no infrastructure or process rather than trying to correct a fault when it happens and after recovering from a time you have a backlog of mail on their pipes," said .

RIM has said this week blackout was caused by a failure in one of your messaging servers in Europe, together with the subsequent failure of its backup system.

Mike Gikas, a senior technology editor for Consumer Reports, said that problems like the BlackBerry was made this week could be more common because people are storing more of your data - from photos to music and documents - in the cloud, is ie on remote servers instead of your computer at home.

"If these services were never interrupted, which can only mean a lot of unhappy customers," he said. "More and more of our stuff is stored on remote servers, and there is no increased load on the networks that are available 24 / 7."

As the BlackBerry court said, not all are ready.
Why Android and the iPhone is not going to fall like BlackBerry

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