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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
BlackBerry 10.2 OS Begins To Roll Out
Owners of BlackBerry 10 smartphones are will be able to download the BlackBerry 10.2 OS update soon. The update introduces new features like BlackBerry Priority Hub, BlackBerry Natural Sound, and BBM now.
Here are just some of the new features in BlackBerry 10.2:
BlackBerry 10.2 OS introduces new features like BlackBerry Priority Hub, BlackBerry Natural Sound, and BBM now in any app that will help you be more productive and stay better connected when it counts. Plus, with hundreds of new refinements, BlackBerry 10.2 makes the things you do every day faster and easier. Here are just some of the new features you're going to love in BlackBerry 10.2:
Keep your important conversations closer with the new Priority Hub. Priority Hub learns what conversations are most important to you and automatically puts those messages at the top of your inbox. On top of that, the new attachment view helps you organize files and documents across your messaging accounts and within specific message threads.
BBM Video has always allowed you to have a live face-to-face conversation with anyone, anywhere. Now, with Natural Sound, BBM Video and Voice conversations between BlackBerry 10 smartphones sound more natural.
BBM, SMS and E-mail messages now find you no matter what you are doing on your BlackBerry. See email, BBM and SMS message previews appear in any app - you can even respond to your BBM or SMS messages in any app or go to the BlackBerry Hub with a single swipe to respond to your email. You can tailor these notifications to the way you work to ensure you're only notified as much as you want to be.
The smartphone keyboard now offers personalized next word suggestion, auto-correction, and the BlackBerry keyboard layout. And on the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30, improved audio feedback with distinct tones for specific keys like backspace, and shift helps you type more confidently.
Copy and paste also got easier. Not only does BlackBerry 10.2 offer more precise cursor control, text selection is now easier. Once you select text, a pop up menu gives you editing options and direct sharing with BBM, Facebook and Twitter - so you can quickly copy, paste and share
BlackBerry 10.2 learns how you share and who you share with. Touching "share" in any app provides suggestions on who and how to share your files based on how you've shared in the past, and the feature only gets smarter the more you use it.
When the red light on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone is flashing, you don't have to unlock the phone to see your message. Notifications on the lock screen now let you take a peek at the latest email, text, BBM, or notification to see if that's the message you've been waiting for or one that can wait a while. You can customize which accounts appear on the lock screen and scroll over the icons to display the sender and subject line.
Reply Now lets you respond to incoming phone calls, even when it's not a good time to answer the phone. Easily send a response through BBM, SMS or email - choose from a list of standard automated responses or respond with a personalized note.
BlackBerry Calendar now comes with an 'I'm running late' function so you can instantly let meeting participants know if you'll be late. You can even specify a new time in your notification.
BlackBerry OS 10.2 is expected to start rolling out in the following regions pending carrier availability:
- Africa: Starting this week
- Asia Pacific: Starting this week
- Canada: Starting this week
- Europe: Starting this week
- Latin America: Starting in November
- Middle East: Starting this week
- US: Starting this winter
To update your BlackBerry smartphone to BlackBerry 10.2 software, look for the alert in the notifications section of the BlackBerry Hub. You can also check for software updates through the System Settings menu and selecting Software Updates. The download will happen in the background, so your information remains safe and you can continue to use your smartphone as it downloads. It is recommended you make a current backup of your BlackBerry 10 smartphone.