BlackBerry is back with a Powerfull QNX based OS, called BlackBerry OS 10

Now there is even an update called BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. Distrita will start to cover BlackBerry from now on also. QNX is a realtime multitasking OS. It is one of worlds most stable OS’s. Many schools have been using QNX, because it simply doesn’t crash. BlackBerry OS 10 is for sure one of the operating systems on mobiles that is very interesting.

Anyway, here is the BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update notes

  • Remote search of emails older than 60 days
  • Bluetooth Sharing through Android Runtime
  • Video Call has the new call screen
  • FM Radio (Only Q10, Q5, Z30.. Z10 does not support this)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Miracast
  • Share Screen
  • Direct Install of APK Files on device through File Manager or Browser
  • Media Volume displays at top of screen
  • New incoming call screen
  • Update to Device Monitor app
  • Update to Data Monitor app
  • Clock App includes Accuweather information
  • Flashlight app added (can be accessed from Quick Settings)
  • Ability to arrange accounts in the Hub
  • Pinch gesture in the Hub for quick access to specified messages
  • Changes to battery icon
  • Changes to charging icon
  • Battery shows percentage in peek view
  • Updates to native weather app
  • New Quick Settings functionality for dropdown menu
  • Updates to Media Player
  • Added Picture Password
  • Speed Dial from homescreen (Q10)
  • Added Contact Groups
  • Custom contact profiles for email, SMS, BBM and phone calls
  • Delete options from Hub (device and/or server)
  • Airplane-Mode automatically turned on in Bedside Mode
  • Lockscreen previews open directly to application
  • New native wallpapers added
  • Next email toggle inside email messages
  • Updated Twitter app
  • BBM adds vibrate on ping and new emoticons
  • White balance adjuster in display settings
  • IBM notes traveler in accounts settings
  • Wolfram Alpha commands
  • Dropdown Menu now includes:
    • Flashlight App Button (new app to 10.2.1.xxxx)
    • Brightness Adjustment
    • Location Toggle Switch
    • Device Monitor App Button (new app to 10.2.1.xxxx)
    • Tethering Toggle Switch
    • Hotspot Toggle Switch
    • NFC Toggle Switch
    • Flight mode Toggle Switch (airplane mode)

Advanced Multitasking OS with Android support

BlackBerry OS 10 is for sure a very interesting operating system. It goes straight into battle with Sailfish OS, which also have Android support. It will be nice to see how this works when we get our hands on the very first BlackBerry OS 10 mobile device.

So, look forward to that happening!

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