Unlike previous BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 & other upcoming handsets will feature wireless software updates OTA (Over The Air). You just need to connect WiFi or 3G to get these updates which are sent down by your carriers. Though this is the simplest software update process to date, there might be some carrier delays before rolling out to customers. AND WE DON’T LIKE IT!
Carrier support in India (and in many countries) aren’t really great in comparison to the West. BlackBerry pushed out a hefty update for the BlackBerry Z10 last week which features:
- 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.
Unfortunately this update hasn’t yet showed up for us Indians. Thanks to CrackBerry & BBE, we finally managed to snatch this update by using a non-Indian SIM card, here we used a Thai Dtac (Telenor) network SIM, who seems to push the update OTA already. You JUST need to get a different network SIM card & if that carrier qualifies the update, you’ll get notified on your Z10. Just download & install, switch back to your SIM and enjoy the new OS.
Its not compulsory to chase for a Thai SIM card. Just try all global networks until you find the update.
* Note: Backup your device before attempting any updates. BBIN is not responsible for any bricking or malfunction of device.
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