The Canadian OEM has taken the wraps of its latest Blackberry 10.2.1 OS. We’ve heard quite a lot about the latest and greatest OS update from the Canadian OEM, but we’re not quite sure if it can turn the tides for Blackberry who are undergoing some tough times.
Coming back to the point, Blackberry 10.2.1 comes with several new features and enhancements to make Blackberry OS more user-friendly. The latest update allows users to directly install Android APK files on your device, making it one of the most notable features in the Blackberry 10.2.1 update, as well automatic updates over WiFi to make sure you have the latest OS from Blackberry.
Blackberry OS 10.2.1 comes with simplified calling support that makes it easy to answer calls. All you need to do is swipe right or left to accept/reject the call on your Blackberry device. Additionally, it brings customized pinch gestures to filter BlackBerry Hub actionable lock screen and notifications. Here’s a complete list of features introduced in the Blackberry OS 10.2.1.
- Customize Pinch Gesture to Filter BlackBerry Hub
- Simplified phone experience
- SMS and Email Groups
- Actionable Lock Screen Notifications
- Picture Password for Quick Unlocking
- Customizable Quick Settings Menu
- Offline Browser Reading Mode
- Device and Battery Monitor
- Preferred Contact Sync
- FM Radio
- Automatic Software Updates
- Enterprise Features – When combined with BES10 version 10.2, enterprise customers will gain additional security features and IT policies for when more granular controls are required, such as for regulated industries and for organizations that work with sensitive data. For more information about BES10, please visit bes10.com.
The latest Blackberry 10.2.1 will hit Blackberry devices worldwide, and will start rolling out in U.S., Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, starting today. The update is subject to carrier approval, so it might take some time for all carriers to begin the roll out process. Reports suggests that Rogers is rolling it out in Canada. We’ll update you once we get more information about the roll out for other countries.