BlackBerry 10.2 Beta. Dev Alpha B and C Device Release Notes. BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 bundle 1445. Known issues. Browser The Browser might not automatically open after scanning a barcode. 274546. In some cases, if you rotate the BlackBerry device from portrait to landscape while playing a full screen video, you might see a gray bar on the right side of the display. 282556. In some cases within the browser, if you press play within the YouTube pop up, the audio for the video plays, but the video does not play. Calendar. 397402. After adding a gmail account, you might see appointments in the BlackBerry Hub but not in the Calendar app until you restart your device. Camera. 393145.
BlackBerry Hub being viewed on a BlackBerry Z10 , , OS family , Working state Current Source model Initial release January 30, 2013 ; 5 years ago ( 2013-01-30) 10.3.3.3216 / April 4, 2018 ; 8 months ago ( 2018-04-04) 10.3.3.3216 / April 4, 2018 ; 8 months ago ( 2018-04-04) Multilingual Update method Firmware over-the-air, BlackBerry Link (carrier dependent) Platforms type Default Proprietary Preceded by Official website It supports the application framework (version 4.8) and in some later models features an runtime to run Android applications.
Prior to version 10.3.1, BlackBerry 10 also supported the runtime. The uses a combination of gestures and touch-based interactions for navigation and control, making it possible to control a device without having to press any physical buttons, with the exception of the power button that switches the device on or off. It also supports hardware keyboards, including ones which support touch input.
On October 26, 2015, BlackBerry announced that there were no plans to release new and (SDKs) or adopt Qt version 5. Future updates, like versions 10.3.3 and 10.3.4, would focus on security and privacy enhancements only.
The is the last smartphone from BlackBerry to run the BlackBerry 10 operating system. In 2016, ceased making smartphones and licensed to manufacture them under the name .
BlackBerry Mobile smartphones abandoned BlackBerry 10 in favor of the , beginning with its 2017 . The first BlackBerry phone to ship with Android, however, was BlackBerry Limited's .
On December 15, 2017, BlackBerry announced that there would be at least another two years of support for BlackBerry 10 and devices. BlackBerry will end the support for the operating system at the end of 2019. The operating system was originally called BBX, but this was changed when BlackBerry was blocked from using the BBX trademark after legal action from BASIS International, who already used it for their software. On November 12, 2012, Thorsten Heins announced a January 30, 2013, launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system version 10.0 and the first smartphones running it.
The operating system, as well as two devices, the (a full touchscreen device), and the (a device equipped with a physical keyboard), were announced simultaneously around the world on January 30, 2013.
The company also announced that the tablet would receive an update to BlackBerry 10 later in 2013. Subsequently, BlackBerry stated when releasing their Q1 2014 financial results that the would not be receiving an update to BlackBerry 10, citing that the hardware would not provide a good experience of BlackBerry 10 and were focusing on future devices.
BlackBerry continued to support and develop the PlayBook with its separate Tablet OS. On 14 May 2013 BlackBerry OS 10.1 was launched. This brought improvements to many features requested by users.
On 13 September 2013, in Asia, BlackBerry announced the launch of BlackBerry OS 10.2 and a new BlackBerry 10 device, the , providing performance increases over the previous BlackBerry 10 devices. On June 18, 2014, BlackBerry announced an official relationship with , which resulted in the 10.3 update bundling the . On 15 December 2017, BlackBerry CEO announced that there would be at least two years of support for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices.
The operating system is expected to be end of life at the end of 2019, with many built-in software packages having their support ended (such as , , , , etc.). Controls The touchscreen is the predominant input method of BlackBerry 10, in addition to hardware keyboard for devices that have one. Users can use gestures and keyboard shortcuts to navigate around the system.
For instance, a user can unlock the device or return to the home screen by swiping from the bottom to the top. Some gestures offer additional modes of interaction when they are used differently.
For instance, the same gesture can be used to show unread notifications when the user swipes from the bottom edge to somewhat the middle and slightly to the right and also keep the finger on the touchscreen. Similarly, when the finger is moved from the bottom to the right in a curved motion, the user can enter BlackBerry Hub immediately. Devices with a hardware keyboard can use keyboard shortcuts to reach applications or perform specific functions more quickly.
Multitasking When a user returns to the home screen from within an application, the application is minimized into a so-called "Active Frame". An Active Frame is a miniaturized window of the application which keeps running in the background. A user can return to such an application by tapping on the Active Frame or close it by tapping on the X icon. Active Frames can have functionality and show small bits of information, similar to widgets on Android.
For instance, the calendar application can show upcoming events and meetings. BlackBerry 10 limits the number of active applications and it varies per device. BlackBerry Hub BlackBerry 10 collates emails, /, calls and notifications into the BlackBerry Hub. It shows all messages and notifications in a continuous list, sorted by date.
The user can filter results by application or, in the case of email, also by inbox. The user can create, view or act upon messages or notifications directly from the Hub. For instance, when the user opens a message, the Hub will open a small part of the Facebook application and allow the user to perform the same actions as the Facebook application itself.
Applications need to support the Hub specifically to use most of these features, which is only possible for applications written with the native SDK. Notifications from unsupported applications are collated in the generic notifications tab. Miscellaneous Other notable features of BlackBerry 10 include: • A virtual keyboard with support for predictive typing and several gestures.
• Voice control and BlackBerry Assistant (10.3.1 and later), a , with which the user can perform various tasks by voice input or typed queries. • BlackBerry Balance, with which the user can separate personal from work data, if enabled by the device's enterprise server. The user can switch between two workspaces, each with their own applications, files and accounts.
• BlackBerry Link, with which the user can synchronize data between the device and a computer, update the device or make backups. It supports iTunes and Windows Media Player. Preloaded BlackBerry 10 has a number of applications that help users perform various tasks and activities. These include a web browser, (for Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel files), Story Maker (video and music stitching app), as well applications for notes, reminders, calculator, clock, music, media, weather and file management.
Cloud services like and are also integrated by default. In addition, BlackBerry's messaging service is included, which supports video chat, and . Third-party applications BlackBerry 10 can run applications that were written with its native , applications compiled for (support varies per version) and applications written for (only supported until version 10.3.1). BlackBerry 10 provides the distribution platform as well as the (on version 10.3.0 and later).
Since version 10.2.1, can be installed directly, whereas on previous versions Android applications could only be installed through BlackBerry World or by , which required packaging such applications into a native (BAR). At release in January 2013, BlackBerry 10 had 70,000 third-party applications. At the 2013 BlackBerry Live conference, BlackBerry announced that they had more than 120,000 applications.
Some developers have offered applications to access the , although this is not sanctioned by BlackBerry or Google.
Applications which depend on the framework may not run. Similarly, Android applications which require a newer API level than 18 cannot run on BlackBerry 10.
Released Devices BlackBerry 10 supports the following BlackBerry smartphones, all of which can run the latest version. The is the last smartphone from BlackBerry to run the BlackBerry 10 operating system, as BlackBerry devices are now running instead. Device Characteristics Release date Minimum OS Touchscreen January 2013 10.0 Touchscreen and hardware keyboard May 2013 10.1 Touchscreen October 2013 10.2 December 2013 February 2014 10.2.1 P'9983 Touchscreen and hardware keyboard September 2014 10.3.0 October 2014 (Q20) Touchscreen, hardware keyboard and dedicated buttons December 2014 10.3.1 Touchscreen April 2015 Canceled devices • BlackBerry Colt, originally planned as the first QNX-powered BlackBerry smartphone • BlackBerry Café, a 4.5" all-touch model intended for emerging markets • BlackBerry Kopi, a 3.1" QWERTY model intended for emerging markets Engagement strategy Building up to the launch, the company made substantial changes to how it had previously engaged developers, being substantially more active at courting developers, solving issues and being transparent about development updates.
The company sent two teams to engage developers. The first, focused on acquiring premier applications from third parties. The second team focused on engaging the broader development community and building the platforms application count. Prototype smartphones In May 2012, the company released a prototype touch screen smartphone to BlackBerry developers as part of the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference in .
The Dev Alpha A' device, which resembled a small , ran an early version of the operating system and was provided as a means for developers to develop and test their applications on a physical device. In September 2012, a second developer prototype was released in September 2012, known as the Dev Alpha B.
It includes a faster processor and a number of internal improvements. A third developer device, the Dev Alpha C, was announced on November 29, 2012, and is the first developer prototype to demonstrate the physical keyboard capabilities of BlackBerry 10. Acquisition of a Dev Alpha C device is based around a point system, meaning that developers who have previously developed apps for BlackBerry, or have had the Dev Alpha A/B devices, will have a higher chance of receiving a device than a new BlackBerry developer.
It was released at the BlackBerry Jam Europe 2013 event in February 2013. [ ] Portathons Pre-launch "Portathons" held by BlackBerry have received up to 19,000 applications submitted per weekend. Reviews of BlackBerry 10 have been generally positive.
of the New York Times noted that the software was, "simple to master, elegantly designed and surprisingly complete. It offers features nobody else offers, some tailored to the corporate world that raised BlackBerry aloft in its glory days." of the referred to the operating system as "logical and generally easy to use".
Mossberg praised the virtual keyboard, camera software, and messaging hub; but criticized its application ecosystem, cloud capabilities and the immaturity of some features [ ]. Gizmodo's Kyle Wagner states that BlackBerry 10's home screen "gives BB10 the single best implementation of multitasking of any mobile OS right now". Wagner goes on to say that the Hub "works out to function a bit more like a junk drawer".
He also reports what he refers to as the "Tragic Flaw": "Unlike every other major OS right now, BlackBerry does not feel fully integrated.". Wagner's review was based on the BB 10.0 and it should be noted that since the initial reviews of BB10 the OS has been updated several times and for many the issues have been addressed.
In comparison to that, at launch, CrackBerry.com views the new features more positively and takes into account the fact that the OS is brand new. It says that the BlackBerry Hub "is a polished solution to efficiently managing the influx of messages we have coming at us...".
It goes on to mention minor discrepancies and finally pointing out that many of the problems are getting fixed in future updates (some now released, e.g. battery life improvements, call ringtone disabled in bedside mode ). It criticizes the limited customization options compared to (Alert tone volumes, alert light colour). Regarding the in "really impressed by the quality of apps BlackBerry World has to offer", it notes that the application ecosystem is not as large as and because of its age (brand new) and finishes with "doubtlessly many more will come around once they see the Z10 getting traction in the wild." Its general summary of BlackBerry 10 (with thought for its predecessor) "is that BlackBerry 10 really is the best of the old and the best of the new assembled seamlessly into an elegant, practical, and integrated package." [ ] As of Q2 2013, the new BlackBerry 10 platform had almost the same number of developers using the platform as the legacy BlackBerry 5/6/7 had just before the release of BlackBerry 10.
Within a few months from its launch, the BlackBerry 10 platform was used by approximately 15% of mobile developers. [ ] BlackBerry 10 added a compatibility layer for Android software, which allowed developers to repackage their Android apps for distribution on , however this advertised feature has received a poor reception as the Android apps "performed abysmally on the phone.
Sluggish, ugly, and disconnected from the core OS. In fact, because these apps are being run in a software emulation of Android — Gingerbread no less (that's version 2.3) — they bear little to no relationship to the rest of the operating system". Later versions added the ability for users to manually install Android .
Beginning with the , was bundled with BlackBerry 10 to provide an additional source of third-party Android software. BlackBerry CEO hoped that Amazon's own smartphone, the , would bolster the adoption of the Amazon store and attract more major developers to it, and in turn, BlackBerry's ecosystem.
However, the Fire Phone was a commercial failure, which led to BlackBerry's decision to develop an Android phone of its own, resulting in the . Obsolete Current Beta Future release BlackBerry 10.0 Table of versions: BlackBerry OS 10.0 Version Release date Features / Improvements 10.0.9.348 (BlackBerry 10 release version) See BlackBerry 10 for features.
10.0.10.672 March 1, 2013 ; 5 years ago ( 2013-03-01) • 3rd party app performance • Fixes for Gmail calendars • Improved - BlackBerry Hub - Call logs and how conversations are handled • Improved - Camera - In low light conditions • Improved - Browser - How it handles video playback • Improved - Battery life - Over 60 power saving improvements made Version Release date Features / Improvements BlackBerry 10.1 Table of versions: BlackBerry OS 10.1 Version Release date Features / Improvements 10.1.0.1720 May 14, 2013 ; 5 years ago ( 2013-05-14) • PIN to PIN messaging • Improved attachment support • Custom notifications • HDR Camera • Fine cursor control • Remote file access to computers • Allows password paste into system fields 10.1.0.2006 10.1.0.2014 10.1.0.2019 June 10, 2013 ; 5 years ago ( 2013-06-10) / June 18, 2013 ; 5 years ago ( 2013-06-18) / July 9, 2013 ; 5 years ago ( 2013-07-09) • Fix for random software reboots 10.1.0.4181 July 29, 2013 ; 5 years ago ( 2013-07-29) • IMAP and ActiveSync email now have "Forever" as a sync option • New gesture in Hub to navigate between messages • Escalate a text to a call • Simple password • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn updates Version Release date Features / Improvements BlackBerry 10.2 Table of versions: BlackBerry OS 10.2 Version Release date Features / Improvements 10.2.0.1791 Has been released on the , Z10, Q10, Q5.
• Headless Apps. • USB Host Capability. • WiFi Direct and Miracast (Q10/Z30). • Flurry Analytics. • Smart cards. • Altimeter. • Geofencing. • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy interface for cars, heart rate monitors, etc.
• Camera enhancements e.g. focus lock and faster picture sharing. • Smart Tag triggers, enhanced list of triggers. • Lock screen notifications, for all types of notification. • Browser enhancements; improved reader mode and faster access to history.
• Will also run apps from Android (4.2.2) Jelly Bean. • Multiple Alarms are settable in the clock app. • Priority Hub, learns to summarise which messages are important to you. • Instant Preview & Reply, works whatever app you are in. (Toast notifications). • Free Task Manager/Device monitor app. • Easy "I will be late" meeting notifier. • Custom Easy SMS/BBM reply for ignored phone calls. • Support for web iCal calendars.
• Improved text selection, word processing & editing in and between apps. • Keyboard sounds improved to differentiate "Shift", "Symbols" & "Backspace". • Free app. • Adaptive sharing feature, for quicker sharing of anything. • Enhanced audio experience, and audio codecs. • Android HW acceleration. • Attachment View, for finding things easily without opening mailboxes.
• Dark/light theme toggle. 10.2.1.1925 10.2.1.2102 10.2.1.2179 10.2.1.2156 10.2.1.2674 Has been released on the , Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P'9982 • 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 • Preferred Contact Sync • Torch Added • Device and Battery Monitor • FM Radio (not available for Z10) • Automatic Software Updates • Enterprise Features Additionally, the Android runtime has been improved: • Native code app and drivers support • Bluetooth API • embedded MapView v1 API • Share Framework • Spellcheck • Wi-Fi Scanning • Able to install Android packages (*.APK files) directly 10.2.1.2941 10.2.1.2977 10.2.1.3289 Has been released on the , Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P'9982 • Unlimited number of apps now allowed to run in background.
• Enhancements to Bluetooth stack. • 128GB exFAT-formatted removable microSDXC memory card support • Added Services option in network settings menu for LTE Networks 10.2.2.1531 10.2.2.1609 Has been released regionally on the , Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P'9982 • Security enhancements for some Enterprise customers with specific requirements Version Release date Features / Improvements BlackBerry 10.3 Table of versions: BlackBerry OS 10.3 Version Release date Features / Improvements 10.3.0.1052 /10.3.0.1154 /10.3.0.1418 Has been preinstalled on the BlackBerry Passport and Porsche Design P'9983/Has been released on the BlackBerry Passport • Flat Design UI • Permanent Homescreen (detachable) • Android 4.3 runtime with multicore support (however Android apps are limited to two cores even on quad-core devices like the ) • Advanced Interactions • Support for BlackBerry Blend • BlackBerry Assistant • Amazon Appstore preloaded 10.3.1.1154 /10.3.1.2072 /10.3.1.2243 /10.3.1.2558 /10.3.1.2576 /10.3.1.2708 Has been preinstalled on the BlackBerry Classic/Has been released on the BlackBerry Classic/Has been released on most existing BlackBerry 10 Smartphones • Customizable notification profiles • Integrated LED color manager • Battery Saving Mode • Option to hide pictures and videos • Customizable keyboard shortcuts • Android runtime screen scaling • 10.3.1.2576 fixes the screen flickering problem that appeared on the Blackberry Passport 10.3.2.680 /10.3.2.858 /10.3.2.2339 /10.3.2.2639 /10.3.2.2876 Has been released on various BlackBerry 10 smartphones by various carriers in Northern America/Has been released on most existing BlackBerry 10 smartphones by various carriers in the rest of the world • Anti-theft protection in BlackBerry Protect • Camera enhancements • Calendar enhancements • Amazon Store app preinstalled • PGP and S/MIME no longer require BES • 10.3.2.2876 removes BBM Meetings 10.3.3.2049 Released on November 30, 2016 as an OS update.
• Security improvements • Bug fixes with Android Runtime • Phishing protection in the browser • NIAP security certification, certifying government grade security. • "Download complete" notifications are now pushed by the browser in the status bar and Hub. 10.3.3.3204/ 10.3.3.3216 Released to Verzion and Bell devices on June 1, 2018, possibly on all Blackberry 10 devices and on all carriers Bug fixes, Stability and Performance improvements, Blackberry 10 OS Security patches.
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best date for blackberry 10.2 release notes - Blackberry 10.2.1 OS Features and Download Trick
BlackBerry 10.2 has landed with the arrival of the , the company's new 5-inch handset. You can expect BB 10.2 to roll out to other BB10 devices in October, bringing a run of new features and tweaks to your BlackBerry user interface. Here we're quickly running through the top new features that will be coming to your handset, making day-to-day use better, and where to find them. There are some other tweaks, as well as a noticeable improvement in performance on the Z30 over the Z10, but we can't say how much is down to software and how much down to hardware until we have a fully updated Z10 later in the year.
New look First up, although much of BB10.2 is the same as 10.1, there's been a change to some of the backgrounds to make them black rather than white, for example in the system settings menu.
This gives the icons more punch, and setting a Z30 with BB10.2 alongside a Z10 with BB10.1, the new software makes the old look very dated. It's perhaps strange then that this change doesn't apply to all the native BlackBerry apps: head into the settings of BlackBerry Hub, for example, and it looks the same as before with the white background and blue top bar.
Many smartphone manufacturers are now following the trend of using dark backgrounds because it doesn't need as much power as lighter ones, therefore prolonging battery life, although it is really just a change in colour scheme that gives everything a lift here. Priority Hub This new feature does exactly what it says, letting you filter out the things that really matter when you're peering at reams and reams of messages.
Priority messages get a red indicator to the right-hand side and there's a new option in BlackBerry Hub to only show priority messages only - great for when you step off a plane and need to deal with the important stuff first, or just to help you pick those things that you should deal with whilst mobile, leaving the rest until you return to your PC.
This isn't just left to random, however, there are a range of controls in the settings menu you can engage to make sure that Priority Hub is getting the messages you want. At launch, it gives you three rules: same last name, high importance, conversation you started. The "same last name as me" will pick out your family members, so you don't miss that email from your brother about Christmas lists, and the conversation you started option means that you'll get those replies you have been seeking.
Importantly, BlackBerry told us that these Priority Hub rules will expand in future releases, bring more control and organisation options. That's not all: press and hold on a message and you can add that person to the priority list as well. At a glance lock screen notifications One thing that BB10 is good for is telling you how many messages you have waiting for you.
That's good, but it's not quite the same as having the details of what those messages contain. In BB10.2, you can tap on the lock screen notification on the left-hand side of the display (as in the lead photo above) and it will expand to give you some more detail on what's waiting. It's a little like swiping down the notifications bar in Android for a glimpse at what you've missed.
It's not scrollable so for something like email it's not effective for browsing, but it means you can glance and go, or see if there's something important you've just missed. When that LED starts blinking, you can at least look at what the notification is for and decide whether it's important or not. You can disable the option if you're worried about the security implications. Toast notifications: Instant Previews BB10.2 also brings toast notifications, the sort that pop-up at the top of the screen when something happens.
That means that if you're flicking through photos or browsing the internet you'll be able to see when something happens, in addition to the LED flashing. It's a nice arrangement with plenty of control so you can reduce the alerts at will, as well as just being able to tap on notifications as soon as they arrive to go directly to that message, rather than having to swipe away to the Hub.
It's a similar approach as Windows Phone, but we can't help feeling that here it looks better implemented. You can control instant previews through the main notifications settings menu. Attachment view This is a great option for those handling lots of emails, with lots of attachments.
If you're looking for that PDF with your flight details or that picture you were sent, then heading into the menu from an email account will let you view those attachments from messages.
There are list or grid view options, giving file names, as well as the person who sent that attachment through. You can sort by various factors and there is the option to search, although this only searches file names, not the sender.
Once you've found the file or files you want, you can download it. Once you have the file, you get further options for sharing it. Smarter sharing Sharing on BB10 is pretty good, with plenty of options for getting that photo out to your social networks or through messages. BB10.2 makes it better, with sharing, on some content, having a smart hub that will make suggestions for you.
Pocket-lint If you regularly share pictures with a particular person, or if you regularly share to a particular network, then these options will be right there for you. It means that sharing to an individual is much faster, as the right type of message opens with the address in it ready to go.
You can also quickly share after taking a picture by dragging the thumbnail up from the corner of the camera app. This will open a share or delete option for you to drag the picture onto for instant action.
New camera options Much of the camera remains the same, but there's now a 1:1 aspect shooting option for those square shots of your dinner. The in-app editing options are pretty much the same, but things have been refined.
Previously the options were "artistic" and "styles" and both applied filters. Now there is simply an option for filters and a separate option to apply the frames. Get alarmed You can now set more than one alarm, with an additional option appearing in the clock, meaning you can have one to wake you up and another to remind you to leave the house, one to tell you to leave work, one for … you get the idea.
All can be scheduled or recurrent, just as before. All active alarms appear on the clock face as before, but we wish they offered different colours for at-a-glance reference. Browser and weather apps The BB10.2 browser has enhanced the Reader option, where it strips away all the website design to leave you with an easy-to-read text story instead, with smaller pictures.
It's basically the same as before, but now the bottom control bar disappears as you scroll down, returning when you scroll up again. There's also an option to invert the text, so if you want to read on a black background rather than white - great for reading in the dark - then you can do so. The weather app has now been tweaked and looks much nicer. The background has animated weather - for example, it will rain on rainy days - but it's not over-the-top like some apps can be.
It also gives you more useful information up front so you can see the conditions across the next five days, as well as being able to switch over to an hourly forecast via a tab at the bottom of the page.
App Manager There's a new option in the system settings that will give you information on what your apps are doing, as well as being able to manage the default apps for different file types: for example, if you have multiple apps for viewing images, you can set the default here.
The app manager contains a device monitor that will show you what is stressing the CPU or what is hogging the memory, so if things are running slow, you might be able to spot what the problem is through this new option.
Clicking on an app will pull up the details, giving you a graphic depiction of CPU and memory use with the option to stop the app. Copy and paste Copy and paste now has much better handling that before.
Previously if you highlighted a word or paragraph, you'd have a sidebar with the options to select all, copy or share. This now appears in a pop-up box right on the page so there's less messing around.
In addition, if you copy something to the clipboard and then switch over to the great universal search feature, there's a paste icon ready and waiting for you. Previously, you'd have to long press in the search bar and then tap the option in the sidebar, so things are much more convenient now. We will be bringing you a full review of the BlackBerry Z30 as soon as we can. READ:
BlackBerry today the much-anticipated beta release of the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools for BlackBerry 10.2. That’s a mouthful, but all you really have to know is that the new version adds the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime; you can download the latest release now directly from .
One of the biggest gripes with the Android runtime on BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry PlayBook is that it’s still using the ancient Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread version, which was originally released back in December 2010. At BlackBerry Jam Europe in February, BlackBerry announced it would be updating the Android runtime to support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (June 2012). Now it has delivered, and with the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean release to boot (November 2012).
BlackBerry promises that all the features that were previously available in Gingerbread will continue to be supported, but additional Jelly Bean-specific features have also been added. These include fragments, embedded fragments, animation framework, and hardware acceleration. In short, this is excellent news for both developers looking to port Android apps and users who will be using them. The better Android apps look and function on BlackBerry, the more of them will be ported and the better the overall app experience will be on BlackBerry.
Again, this is still the first beta, and BlackBerry wouldn’t say how many more betas it has scheduled. The company wouldn’t offer a date for when the gold release would be available, including support for Jelly Bean in the BlackBerry 10.2 device simulator, though it did vaguely say “later in the summer.” Developers will want to check out the release notes for both the and the .
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