BlackBerry OS 10.2 now installed on my Z10

IMG_00000006i have yesterday decided to update my Z10 to 10.2.0.1047. I took the download the file here: (LINK). It is a quite big file with more than a gigabyte but went through quite fast.

Installation was a charm with the auto-loader.  The important thing was to back up the contacts and messages for me as i cannot afford to lose them, that worked well with an APP called IntouchApp Contacts.

The bad thing is that my notebooks is running windows 8 64bit and BlackBerry Link is total crap. Hence reloading the backed up data was not possible and i had to do everything manually which really sucked.

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The changes in BlackBerry OS 10.2 are the following:

BlackBerry Hub

  • New “Priority” with the ability to establishing automatic priority rules (For example, based on senders name…)
  • Differentiation between priority messages in the hub (red bar on the right)
  • Shortcut to a list of all attachments

Notifications

  • New visual notification on the lock screen (just click on the notification icon to expand)
  • The new “fast” actionable notification at the top of the screen (in any application) with the ability to respond and take action without running dedicated applications (mostly)
  • A separate notification for each group of BBM

Home Screen

  • A new quick settings menu with additional buttons and change of appearance
  • Dedicated access icon for BlackBerry Hub
  • New default wallpaper

System Applications

  • Task Manager, which allows such check which applications are taxing your system and battery
  • Weather app with a fresh look
  • Native application Evernote
  • New indicator for data
  • Remember gets extensive improvements including a search option
  • Changing some elements of the Music app’s UI

Default Applications

  • Ability to select and / or change the default applications that run on certain activities / references

Relations

  • Displays the total number of contacts

Phone

  • You can send a predefined SMS when you reject a call

UI

  • Simplification of many interface elements, improved buttons and sliders

Settings

  • This finally is a native app. No more slow adobe AIR
  • Change the look of some of the UI elements

Share

  • A new screen with a preview of the file sharing
  • Ability to edit photos directly from this screen before sending

Keyboard

  • The different sounds of clicks for keys other than letters / numbers
  • Vibration alerts can be activated by the introduction of an automatic change / amendment of the word

Clock

  • More than one alarm – for the first time in BlackBerry OS, you can set more than one alarm at a time. Access to this feature can be accessed directly by an icon on the screen watch, which is located in the upper right corner.

Camera

  • New shortcut to the location settings geolocation photos
  • Preview transmitted images
  • The camera can now turn on a grid
  • After shooting, just drag its thumbnail in the top and then on one of the display in such case the – delete or share

Connections

  • WiFi Direct
  • New categories of tags NFC Smart Tags

Personalization

  • Ability basic photo editing and to set as wallpaper

Voice Dialing

  • Additional features for advanced voice dialing

Browser

  • New loading bar browser
  • Longer holding the “Back” button in your browser calls the abbreviated browsing history
  • Reversible color reader mode (white text on a black background)
  • The smaller top bar

Other

  • New recordings instructional
  • More instructions on the screen when you first start and configuration
  • New information after a screenshot – the amount of free memory
  • The new interface operations copy / paste

 

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