I don’t think I have ever seen something like this before (except for ‘update Tuesdays’ in the Windows OS world), but TWO, yes, TWO OS’s have been made available today by BlackBerry. SR: 10.3.2.440 / OS: 10.3.2.680 and , SR: 10.3.2.516 / OS: 10.3.2.798 have appeared as available to download from the servers, and in an even bigger surprise for me, 10.3.2.440 has just started loading onto my device as an OTA! We had been on the look out for something from BlackBerry from some time now ever since the hint on twitter from @JohnChen but we never expected this.
If your BlackBerry device was purchased at ShopBlackBerry or Amazon, you might want to take a look and see if you have received an update notification. And yes even AT&T is pushing the OTA as my unlocked Passport is on their network.
Please understand that if you update your device to 10.3.2, you will not be able to downgrade back to 10.3.1. IT WON’T WORK. A new BlackBerry Protect feature has been integrated into this OS and all previous builds are blacklisted.
Question: What’s better than 10.3.1? 10.3.2!
Another Question: What’s better than one update? TWO updates!
Over the coming weeks, BlackBerry 10.3.2 and BlackBerry Blend 1.2will roll out for the entire line of BlackBerry 10 devices. With these updates, your device will be more secure and more private, keeping you even more productive.
When you update to BlackBerry 10.3.2, you’ll gain access to great new enhancements across your whole device.
Let’s take a closer look.
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.
- BlackBerry Claendar
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.
Strap yourselves in, BlackBerrians! It’s going to be quite a day!