BlackBerry has awaken from the slumber and announced Blackberry OS 10.2.1 software Update. This update is available for BlackBerry 10 devices like the Q5, Q10, Z10 and Z30. The update brings hundreds of features and improvements, but the major one’s included are –
BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Features
- FM Radio: The update unlocks FM Radio in BlacBerry Q5, Q10 and Z30
- Auto Software Update: After the BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update, All the devices will get automatic software update over Wi-Fi Feature, which will help get all the future updates.
- Security for Enterprise: Enterprise customers will get additional Security Features and IT Policies for when granular controls are required. This feature will benefit those working with sensitive data.
- Customized Pinch Gesture to filter BlackBerry Hub: One can customize the BlackBerry Hub to show only Unread messages, Flagged Messages, Drafts, Level 1 Alerts etc. instead of all messages and notifications. After setting out the filtration, Users can easily activate it via Pinch Gestures.
- Simplified Phone Experience: After the BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Update, phone includes new incoming call screen which allows answering or ignoring calls just by swiping Left or Right. Other options added to new intuitive icon enables one to SMS or email in case the user is Busy. It also adds a list of auto response messages to choose from.
- SMS and Email Groups: For effective broadcast communications, one can easily make SMS and email groups.
- Lock Screen Notifications: Users can open any Lock screen notifications just with a single tap.
- Picture Password for Quick Unlocking: One can unlock the phone with combination of Pictures and numbers. When one tries to unlock, A picture will appear with a grid of random numbers. Drag the pictures so that the numbers you selected overlays the particular point of the image.
- Customizable quick Settings Menu: Users can Customize Settings menu which enable user to quickly change brightness, Toggle network options, use Built-in flash etc.
- Offline Read mode in Browser: Web pages can now be saved offline for reading in case of no network availability.
- Preferred Contact Sync: Users can now Choose the Contact Sync Source after the BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Update.
- Battery and Device Monitor: The update brings improvements to device Monitor. One can get details of Battery Usage, CPU Stats, Battery Life etc.