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BlackBerry OS 10.2 Will Launch In Mid-October for Z10, Q10, And Q5

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Now that OS 10.2 and Z30 is announced, how about those for the Z10, Q10 and Q5? Fret not, they will also be getting the updates too! BlackBerry announced today, that alongside with the BlackBerry Z30, that “Subject to carrier approvals, BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry® Z10, BlackBerry® Q10 and BlackBerry® Q5 smartphones beginning mid-October.”

What is new in the update?

Performance

  • Clearly improved system performance, application support (including Android Player) and animation

BlackBerry Hub

  • New “Priority” with the ability to establishing automatic priority rules (For example, based on senders name…)
  • Differentiation between priority messages in the hub (red bar on the right)
  • Shortcut to a list of all attachments

Notifications

  • New visual notification on the lock screen (just click on the notification icon to expand)
  • The new “fast” actionable notification at the top of the screen (in any application) with the ability to respond and take action without running dedicated applications (mostly)
  • A separate notification for each group of BBM

Home Screen

  • A new quick settings menu with additional buttons and change of appearance
  • Dedicated access icon for BlackBerry Hub
  • New default wallpaper

System Applications

  • Task Manager, which allows such check which applications are taxing your system and battery
  • Weather app with a fresh look
  • Native application Evernote
  • New indicator for data
  • Remember gets extensive improvements including a search option
  • Changing some elements of the Music app’s UI

Default Applications

  • Ability to select and / or change the default applications that run on certain activities / references

Relations

  • Displays the total number of contacts

Phone

  • You can send a predefined SMS when you reject a call

UI

  • Simplification of many interface elements, improved buttons and sliders

Settings

  • This finally is a native app. No more slow adobe AIR
  • Change the look of some of the UI elements

Share

  • A new screen with a preview of the file sharing
  • Ability to edit photos directly from this screen before sending

Keyboard

  • The different sounds of clicks for keys other than letters / numbers
  • Vibration alerts can be activated by the introduction of an automatic change / amendment of the word

Clock

  • More than one alarm – for the first time in BlackBerry OS, you can set more than one alarm at a time. Access to this feature can be accessed directly by an icon on the screen watch, which is located in the upper right corner.

Camera

  • New shortcut to the location settings geolocation photos
  • Preview transmitted images
  • The camera can now turn on a grid
  • After shooting, just drag its thumbnail in the top and then on one of the display in such case the – delete or share

Connections

  • WiFi Direct
  • New categories of tags NFC Smart Tags

Personalization

  • Ability basic photo editing and to set as wallpaper

Voice Dialing

  • Additional features for advanced voice dialing

Browser

  • New loading bar browser
  • Longer holding the “Back” button in your browser calls the abbreviated browsing history
  • Reversible color reader mode (white text on a black background)
  • The smaller top bar

Other

  • New recordings instructional
  • More instructions on the screen when you first start and configuration
  • New information after a screenshot – the amount of free memory
  • The new interface operations copy / paste
7 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I know what I am buying with my very generous gift from BerryReview. 😀 #ecstatic

  2. That picture is awesome…

  3. “Subject to carriers approval”. That means 2014 for AT&T customers.

  4. already done update, is very good.

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