BlackBerry OS 10.2 rolls out as BBM hits 10 million downloads

Upgrade to OS 10.2 for new features including Priority Hub

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has announced that its OS 10.2 upgrade is rolling out to customers this week.

BlackBerry is making the latest version of its mobile operating system available for the Z10, Q10 and Q5 smartphones starting in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. See also: best BlackBerry phone in 2013.

"BlackBerry OS 10.2 introduces new features that will help you be more productive and stay better connected. It includes hundreds of new refinements that make the things you do every day faster and easier." said the firm.

New features on BlackBerry OS 10.2 include the BBM Video with natural sound, lock screen notifications, calendar enhancements and improvements to the BlackBerry Keyboard.

The Priority Hub apparently learns what conversations are most important to you and puts those messages at the top of your inbox. You can also preview BBM, texts and email from any app and Reply Now means you can respond to an incoming call with one of those three methods.

After some delay BBM has finally launched on Android and iPhone and seems to have been greeting with a warm reception. BlackBerry said the instant messaging app was downloaded a total of 10 million times in the space of 24 hours.

"While we're excited to bring BBM to iPhone and Android - we aren't stopping there. Work isn't slowing down at all. We committed to delivering a BBM experience on iPhone and Android that was equal to that on BlackBerry 10. That means bringing BBM Video, BBM Voice and BBM Channels to Android and iPhone customers too." BlackBerry said in a blog post saying the features will arrive in the near future.

Follow Chris Martin and @PCAdvisor on Twitter.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Blackberryconsumer electronicssmartphones

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Chris Martin

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?