Here is a look at some of the changes expected to come with BlackBerry 10.2

Here is a look at some of the changes expected to come with BlackBerry 10.2
With a recent leak of BlackBerry 10.2, a BlackBerry user in Poland took the time to create a changelog listing some of the new features that apparently will be coming with the updated OS build. As you might already know, the BlackBerry 10.2 update brings support for some Android apps. It also improves 'system performance' and app support. With the update, BlackBerry Hub will allow you to determine which messages get priority treatment based on rules that you select. You can also decide on a text message that will go out to a caller if you choose to ignore his phone call. That is a feature that has been available on other platforms for some time now.

BlackBerry has added actionable notifications on the top of the screen along with visual notifications on the lockscreen and there will be a separate notification for each BBM group. While new wallpaper will be available for the Home screen, there will also be a dedicated icon for BlackBerry Hub and the Home screen will also offer a new Quick Settings menu.

Also included in BlackBerry 10.2 is a Task Manager to check which apps are using too much battery life and are hogging the phone's internal system. A new weather app will be available along with a native version of Evernote. After the update is installed, you will be able to change the 'clicking' sound for keys other than letters and numbers. And for the first time ever in a BlackBerry OS, multiple alarms can be set. Now, this might not seem like a big deal for those sporting phones running on other platforms, but for BlackBerry owners, this is a first!

With BlackBerry 10.2, users will be able to edit photographs before sharing them or using them for wallpaper. The browser will offer a reversable color mode (white text on a black background), among other changes. And the phone will support Wi-Fi Direct and new NFC Smart Tag categories.

If you're a BlackBerry 10 user, this should get you excited, anticipating the update. While some of these new features have been available on other ecosystems for some time, it doesn't lessen the fact that BlackBerry 10 users will soon be able to have them as well.


source: BerryReview

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14 Comments

1. CrysisRequiem

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

Aaand still no one will buy it...

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Which is unfortunate as Blackberry is clearly putting in TONS more effort into their OS than Microsoft.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That lifeboat for RIM sailed out years ago.

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I find that BB is 10x better than WP. I have two BB and WP is just lame when I see my friends phone.

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

obviously the majority disagree with you... PS, i pity your 2 BBs.....

6. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Trying to make yourself feel better about getting a bb? I'd sell them. You might still find somebody stupid enough to buy them. I'd do it while you still can.

7. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Wait a minute, are you shure you are talking about WP or BB ?

13. shadyady

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

dream on!! BB10 is just a poor quality watered down attempt at a WP copy!! Would\'nt have ANY BB as a gift!!

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

BB10 is fantastic, but 10.2 doesn't bring Android app support, it updates the Android RT to Jelly Bean. BB10 has run most Android apps since 10.0, but it was in the 2.3 (Gingerbread) runtime. BlackBerry needs to work on apps and hardware, because the OS runs circles around everything else on the market.

9. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Yeah BB strategy was all wrong on the relaunch, they should've came out hitting on what they are known for, businesses and security. This is their TradeMark, and they blow it

10. hf199

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Great stuff and BB will make a come back, with 3 billion in cash there are many possibilities!

11. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

BB 10.2 on a 5 inch Z30 might just get more people's attention. After spending time on forums where people talk about phones I am seeing a trend of some people getting tired of just small changes in iOS and WP. And some are complaining more about Android fragmentation.

12. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Blackberry moving in the right direction. We have 4 z10 in my family and love them. I have converted 3 iphone users and 5 android users. All I had to do is let them use my phone. It sold itself. GO BLACKBERRY!!!!!!

14. shadyady

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Are u tripping or what?!! BB is going - right down the toilet!!

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