Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Feb 2014 11:08 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 has been released. The biggest new feature is much better support for Android applications - you no longer have to convert APK files into BAR files, and can install them as-is. BlackBerry details the other, smaller improvements as well.

I still have yet to see any BlackBerry 10 device, which makes me sad - I'd love to see what it's all about.

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Comment by jido
by jido on Sat 1st Feb 2014 13:20 UTC
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The Android app compatibility improves with each release, it is now good with non-Google Play enabled apps.

The app selection looks better than Windows Phone even without the Android apps but I think you need to spend more than other stores for quality apps.

My phone didn't get the 10.2.1 update yet. Vodafone UK is blocking it for now. I look forward to the easier install of Android apps, the picture password, the screen warmth setting and other improvements.

I really like the keyboard (and text prediction) on my BlackBerry. Flash support and Reader mode in the browser are nice. There are some features missing in the mail client, address book and calendar but overall I like the platform.

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