Data compression may soon become obsolete on mobile devices. It has diminished for personal data on BlackBerry 10. Below is a comparison of BlackBerry 10 to iOS, Android, and legacy BlackBerry devices.
BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook 4G
iOS and Android
BES 5 or BES 10
|Email, PIM, Attachments||MDS-CS rendering and compression||MDS-CS compression||Exchange ActiveSync 12.1+ utilized gzip for compression for iOS 5+ only|
|Enterprise Apps and Work Browser||None|
|Email, PIM, Attachments||N/A||Exchange ActiveSync 12.1+ utilized gzip for compression||Exchange ActiveSync 12.1+ utilized gzip for compression for iOS 5+ only|
|Enterprise Apps and Work Browser||None||None|
|Email, PIM, Attachments, Apps, Browser, Media||BIS compression||None||None|
What is data compression? Data compression is reducing the size of a data packet by encoding information using fewer bits than the original data packet.
Learn why the need for data compression is diminishing on BlackBerry 10 here.