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BlackBerry 10.2 leaks show BB10 will follow Android and introduce actionable notifications

News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday July 03, 2013.

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One of Android's best features is the ability to reply to a message directly from the notification area, and BlackBerry 10 devices will support that same capability based on a series of screenshots showing the leaked BlackBerry 10.2 software. A member of the CrackBerry forums has loaded BlackBerry 10.2 onto his BlackBerry Q10 and began posting screenshots showing upcoming features. Among the new software changes is the ability to see a message and be able to reply without having to launch the messaging app. Users can start typing directly from the notification and fire off a quick response, something that's currently possible on Android 4.1 or later devices.

A few other features have been unearthed in the BlackBerry 10.2 leaked screenshots. Notifications are also improved so that they can appear on the lock screen or be muted. A new Evernote application is coming with other improvements to Remember, an Apps Manager is added to Settings, and thee are minor user interface adjustments. The next version of BlackBerry will also support Wi-Fi Direct, a connection protocol that links two devices and enables fast sharing or controls without the need of a Wi-Fi access point. Wi-Fi Direct will make it easier to connect BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices to wireless cameras, printers, and other mobile devices.

A release date for BlackBerry 10.2 is not available because the next software version is still in development. Eager BlackBerry users looking to gain more information about the upcoming software can follow along here.

via: Berry Review

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