BlackBerry 10.2 update realeased: Do we even still care?
Not that we care much about BlackBerry of late but fate remains up in the air, the company seems not to be giving up from improving on its mobile operating system. The latest significant software update is shipping alongside the BlackBerry Z30 that we have and includes a host of new features that help shape the BlackBerry 10 into a more desireable and capable OS. According to CrackBerry that has an exhaustive list of everything new you’ll find in BlackBerry 10.2, the OS is currently rolling out to Z10, Q10, and Q5 devices (but only on select carriers).
What to expect in the new update
Users are now finally getting proper lock screen message previews. Previously, you could only see the number of notifications awaiting you in each app — something that wasn’t very helpful when it came to managing your inbox. Now, you can tap each lock screen notification and get a preview of each alert. The company has also made it easier to keep track of important conversations and notifications. Also a new Priority section has been added to BlackBerry Hub. It will aggregate all your starred conversations, messages from people who share your last name, and any emails marked as important, but
you’re given full control over just what appears in this section. Likewise, sharing is now faster in this latest update. The OS learns who (and which apps) you share with most often, bringing those to the top of the share menu to cut down on needless taps.
Replies to SMS and BBM messages can now be sent directly from a notification how sweet, a small but convenient feature that other mobile OSes still haven’t gotten around to adding. Improvements to copy / paste, a new standalone Evernote app, and support for Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy) along with Miracast are also included in BlackBerry 10.2.