BlackBerry 10 Update Goes Live

BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry users have reason to rejoice now after the company released a new update for its latest BlackBerry 10 operating system.

Update 10.2.1 has plenty of new features for BlackBerry users to sink their teeth into, topped by the inclusion of the BlackBerry Hub; a notification centre designed to give users quick and easy notification viewing.

Other features include unlocking the FM radio available on selected handsets, group SMS texting and lock screen notifications which can be instantly replied to.

One new feature we haven’t seen too much of is a picture unlock security mode, in which you pick a personal picture and place a number in an area behind the picture. When you go to unlock the handset, the picture is shown underneath a grid of numbers and you simply drag the grid to match the number you previously placed, but this could end up a bit gimmicky.

The update also adds a battery and CPU usage monitor along with multiple other fixes, all of which can be found on the BlackBerry website.

This update has gone live this week, meaning that some users will be able to instantly download it, whilst others, depending on which network you are on, may have to wait a while to join in on the fun.

Any device supporting BlackBerry 10 is able to download this latest update, with handsets including the Z10, Q10 and Q5 the most popular phones capable of updating.

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Written by Luke Hatfield