BlackBerry OS 10.1 update to bring HDR stills and more

18 April, 2013

BlackBerry has made the OS 10.1 update available to developers. It's an early alpha build, bun nonetheless it reveals various upcoming features of the platform.

The most notable additions brought by BB 10.1 update are HDR photos, APNs editing support, improved notification management for different apps, PIN-to-PIN messaging, and paste support for the dialpad.

Here is the full list of new goodies found in the 10.1 update so far:

  • HDR option for taking photos
  • PIN to PIN messaging now available and present in the BlackBerry Hub
  • APN editing is now enabled (Though this may remain carrier based)
  • 'Highlights" for text such as word correction on the keyboard are now green, instead of blue
  • 'Text Picker' has been improved, now allows for easily moving left and right between letters easier
  • Sharing menu is now black, just like on the BlackBerry Q10
  • New help demos and walkthroughs after initial boot
  • Select All for broadcast messages is now available
  • Ability to turn off alerts for specific applications
  • Easier to check for updates in BlackBerry World
  • Phone can be fully unlocked at lock screen now by the power button
  • BlackBerry World now has options for coupon redemption
  • Pasting of phone numbers directly into dialpad
  • Installed apps can be opened from with BlackBerry World (No longer shows 'installed' now shows 'open')

There is no official info on when the update will become officially available on the Z10 and Q10, but we guess it won't take that long now that the first build is already in the developers' hands.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-139311

Another feature they need to modify is syncing of emails. Why does it only give you the option to go back 30 days. I want this is be my work phone so I want all my email on my phone ready to access if I need them. I want to see emails that are 6 mont...

  • AnonD-139311

I want them to add the same features the old blackberry use to have - company name to come up as well as persons names when a contact calls you. The is no point saying joe is calling you when you have 5 joes saved in your phone and each one work...

  • AnonD-108240

I hope the team is working on something to bring a native RSS client as well. New features are great.