BlackBerry 10.3.2 update starts to surface


Earlier this month, we told you that all BlackBerry 10 models would soon start to receive the BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 update. Based on images published this morning, it would appear that the latest build of BlackBerry 10 has started rolling out. Weighing in at 369MB, the file contains BlackBerry 10.3.2.440 to be precise, and includes a number of new features and bug fixes.

The update brings enhancements to your Berry's rear camera. With the update, the camera will take better pictures under low-light conditions even when the auto-mode setting is employed. Face detection is improved and you should notice a reduction in blurs caused by motion. The update allows you to specify the events that will activate the Meeting Mode feature that silences your 'Berry during a meeting. You can add events listed on your calendar to the ignore list. And in month view, the calendar will show big and small date numbers depending on how heavy or light your schedule is for a particular date. This tells you at a glance how busy you will be for a particular month.

The BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 update adds a new UI for BlackBerry Blend, making it easier and faster to view the content of your phone over a desktop PC. There is a new spell check feature and the update gives you the ability to directly respond to a pop up notification from Blend. BlackBerry Protect will now allow someone with a lost or stolen BlackBerry to disable the device so that it can't be wiped and re-used. The owner of a lost Berry will be able to write directions on the screen so that someone honest who stumbles across a lost unit, can return it to the rightful owner. And a new feature will allow the owner of a lost or stolen BlackBerry to remotely send a signal to the device that will result in the phone making a loud noise, helping you find it.

It appears that those who purchased their BlackBerry from the company's own shop.BlackBerry.com website are getting first crack at BlackBerry 10.3.2. If you bought your 'Berry directly from BlackBerry, keep your eyes peeled for the notification telling you that the OS update is ready to be downloaded and installed on your phone.

source: OurBerries via BerryReview

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16 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

z WOW

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Already have the update. I've had it for about two weeks or so. Many BlackBerry owners that have purchased their devices from not only shop.blackberry.com, but from amazon.com have already received the update.

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That is the reason I only ever owned one carrier-branded BB10 device (My first Z10). Waiting forever for the carriers to getting around to BB10 updates is garbage. I preferred to spend a little more up front to ensure I could do what I wanted with my device.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. Carriers are crappy when it comes to pushing out updates. I've always said, and will continue to say, Apple got the update process right. They push directly to the devices and bypass the carriers. I wish more OEM's were able to do this.

5. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

I want google play services ;-;

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're going to get your wish.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the point of using blackberry is getting away from the prying eyes of Google although it's understandable wanting to use something that is more established.

11. midge27

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

Don't forget capacitive keyboard navigation has improved on the passport also. Users can now zoom in or out and navigate around the hub, multitasking and home screen without touching the touch screen. Gold

12. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

For the first time I have seen an article so detailed with positive vibe posted on PA about BlackBerry. Usually most of the articles always have something negative written..

19. TamHo

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

Why does my Z30 still notify that version 10.3.1.xxx is currently "Up to date"? :( Is anyone like me? :(

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Is your Z30 carrier locked?

28. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

Probably... I just updated my Classic to 10.3.2.2240. Not much of a change but I was having a problem with my music files. The update fixed it. Anyway, I've been waiting for over a month for Verizon to send out an update. My wife's Z10 hasn't had an update in over 6 months. She doesn't like it if I update it on her. :) So, Verizon is being the usual cement-footed boob with updates. It's no better on ATT, I'm sure.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

It really sucks the way carriers drag their feet with updates. That's why I use GSM carriers and always by my BlackBerry handsets unlocked form either Amazon or shop.blackberry.com. I had the 10.3.2 update on the same day it was released on my Passport.

32. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

I'm a sprint Q10 user and I just sideload whatever OS version I want using Sachies or however you spell it. Currently I'm on Q10SQN100-4/10.3.1.2576. Might not wait for the "official" 10.3.2 and just do it again but for now I'm doing well with the version that I have.

30. TamHo

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

No, it isnt. I bought it directly from a mobile shop. Do you have any idea? :(

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Which mobile shop? Does it have any carriers name or logo on it, or does it just have the BlackBerry name and logo only?

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