Today is a celebration day for BlackBerry Z10 users, as the Canadian firm started seeding the first major update for their smartphones. BlackBerry has just started the rollout of the BlackBerry OS version 10.1, which requires a download of about 1GB. We’ve only received confirmation of the update being available in the Philippines, so far.
There is no official changelog provided with this update, but we already knew what to expect thanks to the the previously seeded developers’ build. HDR stills, PIN-to-PIN messaging, APN edition, improved BlackBerry World store, improved text picker are among the major novelties brought by BlackBerry 10.1.
The update is rolling out gradually, so it might not be available for your country yet. BlackBerry hasn’t provided a detailed schedule for, but we hope the release won’t take more than a couple of weeks to go global. If you happen to receive the update notification make sure to let us know about in the comments section below, mentioning your country.
The launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS platform, and the changes on the Candian firm, alongside of its flagship BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is yet to make a significant impact, but the company is busy preparing the new OS for the Z10’s QWERTY-based sibling, the BlackBerry Q10. We just heard that the first major update for BlackBerry 10 is almost ready and will launch alongside the second smartphone running the new OS.
The BlackBerry Q10 returns to the sources of RIM with a physical QWERTY keyboard model and a 720 x 720 Super AMOLED 3.1 inch touch display. BlackBerry Q10 is expected to go on sale later this month, and while the update will apply to both devices (Z10 and Q10), BlackBerry OS 10.1 is slated to be chock-full of optimizations created specifically for the Q10’s physical keyboard.
Moreover, we’ve recently learned that the BlackBerry OS 10.1 will also bring significant updates to the camera including faster performance and HDR picture mode for better low-light performance.
There’s also hints of an update for BlackBerry Link that allows you to access your PC and its files.
The rest of the BlackBerry 10.1 changelog reportedly goes like this:
- Mnemonic Phone Dialing
- BlackBerry Mobile Voice System Support
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- BlackBerry Balance
- Word Prediction
- Type N Go
- Corporate Liable Feature
- Cross Domain Email Warnings
- Dark Theme Support
- Smartcard Support
The BlackBerry Q10 is rumored to hit shelves in Canada on the 30th of this month of April, so expect to see the update go live around that time.