BlackBerry OS 10.2 starts global rollout; update to reach the U.S. later

BlackBerry OS 10.2 starts global rollout; update to reach the U.S. later
The worldwide rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.2 has been announced by the Canadian manufacturer on Wednesday. Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific region, but not the U.S., were listed as the initial destinations of the OS update. The devices that will be receiving the latest build are the BlackBerry Z10, the BlackBerry Q10 and the BlackBerry Q5. The BlackBerry Z30 comes out of the box with 10.2 pre-installed.

Among the changes in BlackBerry OS 10.2, you will find the Priority Hub. As the name suggests, this feature puts those conversations most important to you at the top of your inbox so that you won't have to go searching for them. Additionally, you will be able to search through your messages to find certain files and documents that you are looking for. The update also brings a more natural sound when you use your 'Berry to communicate by video using BBM. That's obviously why they named the feature BBM Video with Natural Sound.  Sounds that you might never hear on a phone call, are captured for your ears while engaged in a video chat.

BlackBerry has always been known for its email capabilities. With BlackBerry OS 10.2, you will find email, BBM and SMS message previews while using any app. You can respond immediately, or make a single swipe to get to BlackBerry Hub and respond there. And when you think of BlackBerry, what else do you think of besides email? That's right, BlackBerry is known for its physical QWERTY keyboards. Except that we are now talking about the virtual QWERTY on both the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Z10. Thanks to the BlackBerry OS 10.2 update, the virtual keyboard on both models will make specific sounds when you hit certain keys like shift or backspace. And while we're on the subject of typing, BlackBerry has improved the copy and paste feature with this update, giving you more precise control over the cursor.

Sharing is also now easier with BlackBerry OS 10.2. Touch "share" in any app and your phone will recommend whom you should share your files with based on your past sharing habits. And Lock Screen Notifications mean that you can find out who is trying to reach you or leave you important news, without having to unlock the phone. Reply Now can automatically send an email, SMS or a message from BBM to someone whose call you are not accepting at the moment.You can write your own message or select a standard response from a list prepared by BlackBerry. And a new feature for the calendar on your BlackBerry handset, lets you send a notification to those you're meeting with, telling them that you are running late. The message offers a place where you can specify a new time for the event.

source: BlackBerry via BerryReview

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10 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

I wish that blackberry could survive for a bit longer to see how their new UI develops.

2. vikk2232153

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

whatever u do.. nothing gonna work...your end is near ,blackberry

4. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

What's the point of this comment? What, are you a villain in a movie sending a threat to BlackBerry because they are your eternal enemy? A spooky old lady with an ominous warning perhaps? Seriously, just enjoy your spectator's seat on the sideline because you couldn't be more irrelevant in this story.

9. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Freedom of speech lady!

10. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Freedom of speech is best used to express a thought or point. A thoughtless exercise of free speech is just babbling.

3. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Well, Good for them. Who cares lol Let's finally announce a real smartphone THE NEXUS 5 so everyone is happy :)

5. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

So you came to a BB 10.2 article to say, and I'm paraphrasing, "who cares about BB 10.2, let's talk about the Nexus 5 instead?" Seems par for the course, I guess.

6. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

You are right :)

7. seesharp88

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Penny, could not have replied better. This is a blackberry article. Its interesting and I care about new technology - so I care, and so do alot of other phone enthusiasts. If you crammed the phone with the app ecosystem of android or iOS, then these kind of updates would be awesome! I'd want some of those inbuilt on my nexus!

8. tryingHARD

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

Good luck bbry! Im still a fan but not a customer anymore. Maybe if you survive and pass this hard times and improve everything in you, i might return. Go bbry!

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