Here is a look at some of the changes expected to come with BlackBerry 10.2
BlackBerry has added actionable notifications on the top of the screen along with visual notifications on the lockscreen and there will be a separate notification for each BBM group. While new wallpaper will be available for the Home screen, there will also be a dedicated icon for BlackBerry Hub and the Home screen will also offer a new Quick Settings menu.
Also included in BlackBerry 10.2 is a Task Manager to check which apps are using too much battery life and are hogging the phone's internal system. A new weather app will be available along with a native version of Evernote. After the update is installed, you will be able to change the 'clicking' sound for keys other than letters and numbers. And for the first time ever in a BlackBerry OS, multiple alarms can be set. Now, this might not seem like a big deal for those sporting phones running on other platforms, but for BlackBerry owners, this is a first!
With BlackBerry 10.2, users will be able to edit photographs before sharing them or using them for wallpaper. The browser will offer a reversable color mode (white text on a black background), among other changes. And the phone will support Wi-Fi Direct and new NFC Smart Tag categories.
If you're a BlackBerry 10 user, this should get you excited, anticipating the update. While some of these new features have been available on other ecosystems for some time, it doesn't lessen the fact that BlackBerry 10 users will soon be able to have them as well.
Screenshots from leaked version of BlackBerry 10.2
2. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 357; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Which is unfortunate as Blackberry is clearly putting in TONS more effort into their OS than Microsoft.
5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3300; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
That lifeboat for RIM sailed out years ago.
3. juandante (Posts: 277; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
I find that BB is 10x better than WP. I have two BB and WP is just lame when I see my friends phone.
4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
obviously the majority disagree with you...
PS, i pity your 2 BBs.....
6. Kreft (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
Trying to make yourself feel better about getting a bb? I'd sell them. You might still find somebody stupid enough to buy them. I'd do it while you still can.
7. juandante (Posts: 277; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Wait a minute, are you shure you are talking about WP or BB ?
13. shadyady (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
dream on!! BB10 is just a poor quality watered down attempt at a WP copy!! Would\'nt have ANY BB as a gift!!
8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 844; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
BB10 is fantastic, but 10.2 doesn't bring Android app support, it updates the Android RT to Jelly Bean. BB10 has run most Android apps since 10.0, but it was in the 2.3 (Gingerbread) runtime. BlackBerry needs to work on apps and hardware, because the OS runs circles around everything else on the market.
9. MartyK (Posts: 693; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
Yeah BB strategy was all wrong on the relaunch, they should've came out hitting on what they are known for, businesses and security.
This is their TradeMark, and they blow it
10. hf199 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Great stuff and BB will make a come back, with 3 billion in cash there are many possibilities!
11. isprobi (Posts: 193; Member since: 30 May 2011)
BB 10.2 on a 5 inch Z30 might just get more people's attention. After spending time on forums where people talk about phones I am seeing a trend of some people getting tired of just small changes in iOS and WP. And some are complaining more about Android fragmentation.
12. Armor (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Blackberry moving in the right direction. We have 4 z10 in my family and love them. I have converted 3 iphone users and 5 android users. All I had to do is let them use my phone. It sold itself. GO BLACKBERRY!!!!!!
14. shadyady (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Are u tripping or what?!! BB is going - right down the toilet!!