BlackBerry 10.2 is expected to arrive later this year with support for a variety of new features. The company previously confirmed that the update will bring support for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean apps to its BlackBerry Runtime service, in addition to standard Unicode emoji, multiple alarms, level 1 notifications and reminder timers. According to leaked images published on the CrackBerry forums, BlackBerry 10.2 will add “actionable notifications” that will allow users to reply to messages and emails by simply tapping on a notification. The update will also bring support for Wi-Fi direct, enabling BlackBerry devices to connect directly to each other through a Wi-Fi connection. The leaked images of BlackBerry 10.2 can be found below. More →
BlackBerry boasts that its operating system has the ability to run Android apps, although the current version of BlackBerry 10 only works with apps from Android 2.3 Gingerbread and earlier. BlackBerry users are about to get a whole lot more apps to choose from, however, because the company on Thursday announced that BlackBerry 10.2 will finally add support for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which will give BlackBerry users access to apps that are more recent than the builds most Android devices are running. A beta release of the new BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools was made available to developers, but BlackBerry 10.2 isn’t expected to arrive on devices until later this year. BlackBerry previously announced that the update will also bring support for standard Unicode emojis, multiple alarms, level 1 notifications, reminder timers and more.