BlackBerry has rolled out a new update for its BlackBerry 10 OS, 10.2.1 which makes using Android apps on the devices easier than ever. The update will begin its OTA rollout across the globe beginning today.
One cool feature of BlackBerry 10 OS was that it could run Android apps as well as BlackBerry apps, via a built-in emulator. The new update allows users to install Android apps, also known as APK files, to a BlackBerry 10 device via web browser or file manager.
BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 changelog:
- New phone dialer that lets you silence or send a reply with a swipe
- Support for SMS and email groups
- Tap to open messages from the lock screen notification
- Picture password unlock
- Customize the quick settings menu
- Save web pages for offline reading
- Automatic software updates when connected to WiFI
- FM radio on select devices (BlackBerry Z30, Q10, or Q5)