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BlackBerry's October Android update brings improvements to Hub+, Launcher, Keyboard, more

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BlackBerry's October Android update brings improvements to Hub+, Launcher, Keyboard, more
Since October is the month of Halloween, BlackBerry has decided to offer some nice treats to its customers. No, there are no candies to eat, but if you're using any of BlackBerry's Android apps, you'll more than pleased with what you'll get.

The Canadian company has just announced that the October Android update comes with lots of new features and improvements for several BlackBerry applications that are already very popular among users.

First of all, the BlackBerry Hub+ is getting Facebook Messenger support, so users will now be able to see and open all their chats and other messages directly within Hub+. The app also receive a new feature that allows users to save an image in the body of an email much easier: simply press and hold on the email and that should do it.

Another important app developed by BlackBerry, the Android Keyboard now features multiple ways to switch languages, as well as global gesture support (“swipe and delete” has been enabled as a settings option if using Type by Swiping).

Also, the BlackBerry Android Keyboard app includes more enterprise security, as users can now separate vocabulary learned in their personal space from words learned in their work space. That's pretty neat.

The BlackBerry Launcher received quite a few fixes in notifications, performance, and visuals. The new dynamic calendar icon available for devices powered by Android 5.0 or higher shows the current date.

Furthermore, those who are using the BlackBerry Password Keeper app will be happy to know that developers have improved privacy, so they will benefit from secure lists (i.e. gift list, to-do list, bucket list).

But the most important new feature is the fingerprint sensor support, which is available to all those who user BlackBerry Password Keeper on a smartphone with a fingerprint sensor.

Last but not least, the October Android update brings some performance optimizations for the BlackBerry camera application, along with some fixes to Hub, Calendar, Contact, Notes, and Tasks.

Those who use one or more of these BlackBerry applications for Android will be notified when these updates are available for download, but you can always check them out on Google Play.

source: BlackBerry

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