A month ago, BlackBerry launched its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system along with the new flagship BlackBerry Z10. Today, the Canadian phone maker has updated BlackBerry 10 OS that brings five significant improvements to the OS including extended battery life, improved camera and better third party application performance.
“It’s almost been a month since we officially unveiled the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and many of you already have a BlackBerry Z10 in hand,” said in a blog post. “You’ve been using it for weeks, and we’ve been listening to your feedback, and have been working on an update just for you.”
Very first, performance of third party apps has been greatly improved so that developers can build apps that run fast and fluid. Furthermore, the contacts, calendar and phone function are revised, and now it is easier to import from online sources. BlackBerry also assured that the WhatsApp Messenger would arrive to BlackBerry 10 in March.
The camera software has been improved so that pictures will look even better in dark places similar to the low-light shot function in Samsung models. BlackBerry said it has rolled out over 60 optimizations to extend the battery life, especially for extreme users.
As the final point, there has been a number of improvements to the OS in the way the browser handles video playback. For full change and installation guide, you can check the official BlackBerry website.
The software update to 10.0.10.85 is available over the air (OTA), or you can manually check in simple few steps
Settings> Software Updates> Check for Updates> — then follow the on screen steps to install.
Update will be made available around the globe over the coming weeks depending upon your carrier and region, BlackBerry said. The update is approximately 150MB in size and users are recommended updating when connected to Wi-Fi.