BlackBerry updates all its Android apps with new features, improvements

BlackBerry updates all its Android apps with new features, improvements
BlackBerry has just released several updates for its major Android apps, so if you're running any of them on your phone here are some of the most important new features they got.

The BlackBerry Keyboard for Android devices received fingerprint support, so if you're using password autofill, you can now use your fingerprint on supported phones. You can now switch languages much easier and quicker, and there's also expanded Chinese input (Stoke and Zhuyin).

BBM for Android now supports longer messages and offers more secure sign in for users who signed up with phone. You can also access all free stickers in one tap from BBM Discovery Tab.

Next in line, BlackBerry Launcher received a Dark Theme. This new theme makes the background of the “All Apps” grid black instead of white.

The BlackBerry Password Keeper got even more new features starting with autofill enhancements that allow you to unlock autofill with your fingerprint directly from the BlackBerry Keyboard. Also, you can now open and log in to web pages directly from Password Keeper.

There's also a new password font available since many users complained in the past that the fonts are too small. Non-Latin characters support has been introduced as well, including Chinese.

Lastly, BlackBerry Hub+ apps got some accounts improvements such as the fact that users can now choose to hide specific accounts from Hub and Contacts and stop them from synchronizing.

There are other new options now that allow users to create a custom view for emails that can be personalized to multiple, specific contacts and show contact avatars in Hub email notifications.

Also, BlackBerry made it so you can hide completed tasks. In addition, more attachments like .eml are now viewable.

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source: BlackBerry

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14 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

I've said this before, and I'll keep saying it for as long as it remains so: It's great to see that BlackBerry is constantly updating their apps on Android with new features and enhanced performance. BlackBerry really is doing a great job with their Android app offerings, as well as their take on Android, in general.

2. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

BlackBerry have to care about its own OS as how it care about Android. Microsoft's WP is almost dead but Microsoft still care about it and give it some good interest, so BlackBerry have really to improve its OS and come back to smartphones as what Nokia will do. The only companies that can be really "smartphones maker" are : Apple BlackBerry Nokia htc Samsung Lenovo (Motorola) And that's all. The others are just playing

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

The "BlackBerry as a smartphone maker" ship has sailed, my friend. They now focus on their incredible software and services, and license it to others to build BlackBerry branded devices. BlackBerry build quality is awesome, but they're not building 'em anymore. Time to embrace change, and look to the future.

13. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I like that BlackBerry keep updating apps. It make using my Dtek50 better each time.

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