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Updated BlackBerry Hub+ beta releases for Android are on the way

Updated BlackBerry Hub+ beta releases for Android are on the way
Bug exterminations and small enhancements are the order of the day for the beta versions of the BlackBerry Hub+ suite. The new version of the app takes it to v1.5.1.12521. The suite includes BlackBerry Hub, where messages of all type from texts to emails and tweets all hang out in one place. This makes it easier to find chats and messages, which in turn makes it harder to overlook them.

Other parts of the suite include BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Contacts, Notes, Launcher, Tasks and Device Search. The Calendar allows you to sign into a conference call by tapping a listing on the app. With Tasks, you can arrange to finish a project by sending yourself reminders and including due dates. Device Search is simply a universal search tool, and the Launcher allows you to turn emails and calls into one-click operations.

The update to BlackBerry Hub includes these changes:

  • Added auto CC/BCC setting
  • Added support for integrated KIK and Telegram notifications in the Hub
  • (Beta) Support for dual SIM phones
  • (Beta) Android Wear notifications
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

If you've signed up to receive the beta version of the Hub+, BlackBerry will want your feedback before it releases the update to all subscribers. So do your duty, man. Help BlackBerry help you by passing along your suggestions on what would make the Hub+ better.

source: Crackberry

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posted on 08 Mar 2017, 10:44 1

1. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I didn't really find much use with the Hub. What blackberry needs to do is get that keyboard out to other more android devices.

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 00:06

4. NewroticSlob (Posts: 140; Member since: 09 May 2013)

I use Hub to control the clutter of all of my communication. Works great! I do wish they would update the keyboard for all Android phones. Best VKB out there, IMHO.

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 16:38

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I agree. Maybe Google can purchase blackberry and implement some aspects of the Hub into future Nexus and/or Pixel phones.

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 10:26 1

5. isprobi (Posts: 707; Member since: 30 May 2011)

I like Hub, and Hub+ services. I get my work messages faster than those who who use Microsoft Outlook Mobile. I also use Device Search, Launcher and Calendar. All of them are better than what comes on Android. But I cannot seem to get the keyboard? With the exception of DTEK I have turned my Lenovo Phab 2 Pro into a BlackBerry as much as I can. If I did not already have this phone I would probably buy a KeyOne. I still think BB10 is a better overall OS but without adequate app support it is a niche product.

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 16:39

7. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I agree. Nice to have more neutral and level minded comments from people who have used some of BlackBerry's software.

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 10:51 3

2. meanestgenius (Posts: 17281; Member since: 28 May 2014)

BlackBerry Hub is a phenomenal way to stay product and it's a wonderful way to receive your alerts in one spot. Glad that BlackBerry is using this beta program to continually improve their software. Hopefully soon, the Hub on Android will be on par with the Hub on BB10.

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 19:46 1

3. MDCHO (Posts: 508; Member since: 28 Jul 2016)

Good. I will update Hub and BlackBerry apps on my Dtek50 and Dtek60.

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