[UPDATE – September 8] Over three months after originally announcing this update, BlackBerry has published an update to its Inside BlackBerry Blog letting users know OS 10.3.2 is rolling out globally starting today. Some carriers have already pushed an OS 10.3.2 update, so we’re assuming this news from BlackBerry is meant more on a global scale.
If you already have BlackBerry 10.3.2 on your device, the new update BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.2.2639, should also be available to you for download. Changes for those going to this new version include improvements with the Android Player, a fix for the double-typing issue, and a security update for the browser.
For those that are getting OS 10.3.2 for the first time, check out all that’s new below:
BlackBerry has quietly announced a brand new update to the BlackBerry OS 10 platform that will be making its way to all current BlackBerry 10 devices.. The new BlackBerry 10.3.2 brings a couple of nice updates that are outlined below, as well as the first update to BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the U.S. since BlackBerry 10.2.1.
Check out what’s new directly from the Inside BlackBerry Blog:
BlackBerry Blend 1.2
BlackBerry Blend 1.2 provides a fresh, new user interface based on our customer’s feedback. This new design makes navigating and interacting with your messages and content both faster and easier.
Your productivity across devices is improved with the addition of spell check, the ability to reply directly from within Blend notification pop-ups and visual enhancements to file transfers.
Anti-theft protection in BlackBerry Protect
As you know, privacy and security is at the heart of BlackBerry’s DNA. BlackBerry Protect allows you to disable the device is it’s lost or stolen ensuring no one can wipe and reactive your BlackBerry. Read about this couple that tracked down their missing BlackBerry phone back intact thanks to BlackBerry Protect.
Productivity and efficiency comes in many different forms. Many of us can’t afford to spend 5 minutes fiddling around with shot after shot trying to get a clear image every time we want to take a picture.
The camera enhancements with 10.3.2 include: low light performance in auto-mode, improved face-detection, and reduced blur caused by motion. All of these make taking pictures in any situation as easy as point-and-shoot.
Meetings. Meetings. And more meetings. Many of us have full schedules, and with the 10.3.2 update, the BlackBerry Calendar comes to the rescue.
As always, when you enable Meeting Mode on your BlackBerry Calendar, your phone automatically sets your phone to quiet for the duration of your meeting. With 10.3.2, you can now customize this feature to work however you need it to by specifying the events controlled by Meeting Mode, such as adding calendars to the ignore list.
And back by popular demand, your BlackBerry Calendar month view will show shrinking & growing date numbers depending on how busy your schedule is that day to show you just how busy the workday is at a glance.
For our friends in the U.S.
For all of you existing BlackBerry 10 users in the U.S. not already using BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic, this update will also offer a fresh look that incorporates updated icons and an improved action bar that adds easy access to your commonly accessed functions. You will also be introduced to BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Assistant, battery boosting technology, plus improvements to the BlackBerry Hub, multimedia and more.
As always, BlackBerry’s 10.3.2 rollout will be subject to carrier approval, so don’t be alarmed if it’s not available in your region right away. The update should be available in the “coming weeks,” according to BlackBerry, so make sure you keep it locked to N4BB for more information.