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1st BlackBerry 10 software update released for the Z10

BlackBerry issued a new software updated for the Z10 while the new smartphone is making its way to countries all around the world.

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The latest BlackBerry 10 OS update, version 10.0.10.85 weighs about 150MB and improves the smartphone performance, battery life, camera capabilities among others.

Full change log taken from BlackBerry below:

  • 3rd Party App Performance- We’ve improved performance for 3rd party applications, so developers can build apps that run fast and smooth for you. With this update, you might want to keep an eye out for some fresh new app launches in March, like WhatsApp.
  • Phone, Calendar, and Contacts- Among the top improvements and features are fixes for Gmail calendars on BlackBerry 10. You’ll also find improvements in the BlackBerry Hub for logging calls log and how conversations are handled. We’ve also made general improvements to importing contacts from online sources.
  • Camera- We’ve optimized the camera for better photos in low-light situations. You’ll love the difference this makes for photos where you don’t use a flash – like the Time Shift Camera feature.
  • Browser and Media- With more and more of you using the gorgeous screen on the BlackBerry Z10 to consume online videos and media, we’ve made a number of improvements to the software in the way the browser handles video playback to provide a fantastic experience.
  • Battery Life- The software team has included a number of battery life optimizations with over 60 battery saving improvements since launch to keep you moving. These combined improvements are designed so that you see improvements in battery life and heavy users especially should see a longer average usage per charge cycle.

BlackBerry said that the software update is available over the air (OTA). To update hit: Settings> Software Updates> Check for Updates> — then follow the on screen steps to install.

The company said that update is being rolled out to carrier partners around the globe over the coming weeks.

The BlackBerry Z10 is set to be available in Malaysia starting March 9(this Saturday) via mobile operator Maxis and Brighstar at the retail price of RM2188. The smartphone will also be available via Celcom, Tune Talk, DiGi and U Mobile next month.

[Source]– BlackBerry Blog

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