News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014.
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AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry 10.2 update is rolling out now to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models tied to its network. The BB10 OS devices gain several new features including from BBM inside any app, actionable lock screen notifications, and better battery monitoring so users know which apps negatively affect battery life. Users should charge their battery to at least 75 percent and set aside 15 to 30 minutes to download the latest version of BB 10. Search for the update by going to Settings > Software Updates > Check for updates.
New features include:
Easier to switch to Blackberry 10: the new device switch app allows users to easily migrate their data to a new BlackBerry device.
Customize pinch gesture to filter BlackBerry Hub: This new feature allows users to instantly filter the message list in the Hub. Users can also customize the Hub to show only unread messages, flagged messages, draft messages, meeting invites, sent messages, or level one alerts. Once preferences are set, users can activate it with a pinch gestures on the Hub?s message list.
BBM inside any app and preview messages anywhere: Users can now preview any message as it arrives in any app they?re using and immediately read it and respond ? without leaving the app.
BlackBerry Natural Sound enhancements: New sound improvements make BBM Voice and BBM Video chats sound like users are in the same room.
Actionable lock screen notifications: ?Tap to open? messages will now appear on the lock screen, allowing users to respond to an important message quicker.
Picture password for fast unlocking: Unlock the phone with a combination of a picture and a number (0-9), which is placed at a particular point on the image.
Battery usage monitoring: A new and improved device monitor provides users with essential details on battery usage, the impact of installed apps on battery life and memory usage and storage, as well as CPU statistics.source: AT&T
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