BlackBerry OS 10.3 leak reveals some useful new features

The latest leak pertaining to BlackBerry OS 10.3 reveals a number of new features that will be coming to those with a BlackBerry OS 10 handset. The UI will now have blue accents and will support an update to Android 4.3. Active frames can be rearranged and be permanently set on the homepage. The update includes "Flip to Wake," and the camera will now allow you to take still shots while you are filming a video...
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32 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I don't understand the part about supporting an update to Android 4.3...

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I'm guessing Android apps built for Android 4.3 will work in BB10.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Because they couldn't bother making any apps for the platform themselves...

9. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Ofcourse they have. Their apps are rock solid. This feature is to make more apps available for the BB10 users.

10. cen89

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

I guess what you meant is developers couldn't bother making apps for the platform because they are just focused on IOS and Android and thanks to Microsoft money now a little bit more on WP8. Blackberry don't make apps, Developers do. Anyway, Blackberry world is still growing and adding more apps everyday, and With Android apps support, blackberry users have a problem less to be worried about.

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

WEBOS IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Wow that looks awesome.

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This is great for BB fans.. It's good to see the OS grow, and still be supported... I'm sure one day things will turn around... ............... After all, as the two most popular platforms are old news,, there's always room for something new and exciting around the corner... Luckily for consumers there's 4 great options to choose from.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You seem highly optimistic for a platform that's pretty much dying and is probably on its way out in about a year or two. Yeah, it's getting updates and still has some enterprise support. But Blackberry as a whole will never be what it used to be years ago. They waited too late with BB 10 and that pretty much killed any chance of being competitive.

14. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Couldn't agree more with this, even their very own ceo said that.

15. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

You are probably right.. But, let's show some respect to the company that is fighting bravely to support their customers despite the extremly hard situation that they live in. This is the third major update in one year. BB10 is improving. But unfortunately, the perception of BlackBerry is not good due to the bad reputation and experience of BBOS. Most of users dont know about BB10. HOWEVER, a huge salute and respect to BlackBerry. They did much more efforts than Microsoft in developing their OS.

19. NewBBUser

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2014

Most peoeple don't know BB10 also due to the fact that selling iPhones and Galaxy devices yield to a much higher commission than selling Blackberry devices. As a result, Blackberry are always hidden or shelved to the backroom, away from the public eyes. If someone inquires about it, then they will be recommended for a Galaxy phone instead. I was one of that "someone".

23. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

That may be true now....but what about when Android first launched? There wasnt even a Galaxy phone back then. The decline started before Android became popular. The iPhone basically started the death of both BB and Win Mo. Palm was the first victim... All 3 platforms also did it to themselves by being slow to react to the market.

21. panjgoori

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

well said.

18. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Haven't you been saying the same thing for past two years? Just go back to your old comments and read them, you have been saying the exact same thing over and over and guess what BlackBerry is still here.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

There is some point in your post, but you gotta respect their fighting spirit

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Whatever....I like what I see from BB. I fear between BB and WP....one wont be around....maybe they can join forces and oust iPhone.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wp won't be around for long just look what happened to their previous iteration platforms BB is here to stay

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ahh...but market share says otherwise... I see WP being a distant 3rd...and BB shifting to software only or some niche govt, corporate use if things dont change.

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

That was cause of Nokia525 selling at half price and Nokia not making any profit to sacrifice WP market share to gain

32. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

i don't see that. WP is not taking off because Windows 8 isn't taking off. Microsoft's big plan was to synchronize their ecosystem across platforms but they put the carriage in front of the horse with Metro. What they should have done was move WinMobile to Metro and test the waters. If successful, then and only then move Windows in that direction. Instead what they did was migrate Windows users to Metro, hoping the phones would fill the gap of isolated users. Win8 sales are poor and so are WP8 sales. I give it two more years before MS kills WP. They killed WinMobile and it was more successful. And if Windows 9 doesn't bring back a wealth of features and UI options of old, I don't see them continuing with Metro there either. The new CEO doesn't look like he'll put up with stale sales for long.

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Where is Manti123 and AlphaGeek

6. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

WELL SAID!!!!!

7. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It's about time that active frames can be permanently set! It's inexcusable that it's taken this long to have even some control of active frames. It's been a major complaint from day one.

11. cen89

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

it's true, still they are developing the OS way faster than we though... 3 major updates in 1 year.

13. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Carry on copying android, good job Without android blackberry really doesn't stand a chance whatsoever All of their os 10's features are either stolen or modified from Android

16. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

fanboy alert~

17. NewBBUser

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2014

yeah yeah yeah. "ALL" of BB10 feautures are either stolen or modified from Android. Can you kindly explain why this Android article goes "Five Features Android Should Steal From BlackBerry 10" (cultofandroid. com/51459/five-features-android-steal-blackberry-1​0/) ? 1. Blackberry Hub (not even a third party Android app can clone it right) 2. Blackberry Keyboard ( keep your Swype ok? otherwise you have nothing) 3. Smart Universal Search (this is a moot point, sure there is Google Now) 4. Blackberry balance (no wait...there is an APP for that!!! but is it built in to the OS? is it developed by Google? NOPE!) 5. Time Shift (oh right maybe you can just take multiple pictures huh)

25. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Dude android came to the market earlier than bb 10 how on earth could they copy bb 10 features when it wasn't even announced yet is beyond me

26. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Blackberry hub sucks balls which only works once in a while Blackberry keyboard is tedious to use, weird. SwiftKey ftw Timeshift? What's the point if the camera sucks? Ouch.

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