BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) recently announced that the entire range of BB 10 devices can now update to the OS 10.3.2 after the global roll-out. The update will bring with it a new fresh look, improved features and most importantly even stronger security.
BlackBerry offers more features
The update brings many new enhancements including the anti-theft protection in BlackBerry Protect, which allow users to disable the device if it gets lost, ensuring the device is not wiped or reactivated by anyone. A lot of improvements have been made to the camera such as low-light performance in auto-mode and BlackBerry Calendar. Another key highlight is BlackBerry Blend 1.2, which comes with a new look and features including spell check, instant replies and visual enhancements. With the update, users will also gain access to the Amazon App store that offers thousands of Android apps.
Presently, the update is available for the US BlackBerry Classic users on the Verizon and T-Mobile networks, and to BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 customers on the AT&T network. BlackBerry customers in the rest of the world will also be able to take advantage of the features offered by the latest BB 10.3.2 to whom the update will be available soon. Users will receive a notification on the BlackBerry Hub, when the update is ready for them to download.
Fixes for several issues
Several issues were noticed in the previous OS versions 10.3.1.2576 and 10.3.2.2339, and a slew of fixes has come with this version, which incorporates software version 10.3.2.2474 and OS version 10.3.2.2639. A total of 17 pages of fixes in the release note for the update is available in a PDF format that includes resolutions for accessibility, application management, BlackBerry Assistant, BBM, core OS, browser, performance, multimedia services and more.
BlackBerry, Classic, Passport, Leap, Q5, Q10, Z30, Z10, Z3, and Porsche Design are the eligible BB 10 devices included in the list to receive the latest release. The phone can be updated manually by the users, who need to visit Settings and then go to ‘Software Updates’. There they will find an option of ‘Check for updates’ and then go to ‘Update to start the process.’ The phone will then ask the user to restart.