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BlackBerry 10 gets first firmware update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2013 13:38 User comments (6)

BlackBerry 10 gets first firmware update BlackBerry has announced it is rolling out its first firmware update for the new BB10 operating system.
The update will improve usability issues relating to apps, the camera, the calendar, contacts, browser and also battery life.

Since its launch last month, most early adopters have complained about the app performance and its general bugginess. Most of the available apps are ports from Android and they tend to crash regularly.

For the update, BlackBerry has "improved performance for 3rd party applications," which should at least lead to an improvement in lag time.

The camera app was also seeing poor performance in low-light situations, which should be improved moving forward. The browser can now handle video playback better, and the BlackBerry Hub, contact and calenders apps have all been improved to fix outstanding bugs.

Most importantly, BlackBerry Z10 users have been complaining about battery life, which was clocking in at just 7 hours of heavy use. The update should boost that to 9 hours.

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6 user comments

15.3.2013 5:52

what? some poor sucker still buys BB crap.

28.3.2013 15:48

Originally posted by kfir1:
what? some poor sucker still buys BB crap.
z10 is selling better then windows phones

Good Luck and Take Care

38.3.2013 15:56

The BB10 is a surprisingly great OS and phone experience. I have owned and used everything from an iPhone, Nexus and now a Windows phone and can honestly say the GUI and overall design on the BB10 is top notch and IMO better.

I only hope developers take notice and design native apps for the operating system as this is a definite consideration for anyone that has experience with the vast Apple and Android marketplaces.

48.3.2013 16:57

Originally posted by squijello:
The BB10 is a surprisingly great OS and phone experience. I have owned and used everything from an iPhone, Nexus and now a Windows phone and can honestly say the GUI and overall design on the BB10 is top notch and IMO better.


So...how long have you been working for Rim, err I mean Blackberry?

58.3.2013 17:43

Originally posted by justchuck69:
Originally posted by kfir1:
what? some poor sucker still buys BB crap.
z10 is selling better then windows phones
TOO little TOO late .... its a dying company.

68.3.2013 23:48

Originally posted by kfir1:
Originally posted by justchuck69:
Originally posted by kfir1:
what? some poor sucker still buys BB crap.
z10 is selling better then windows phones
TOO little TOO late .... its a dying company.
It's not really late at all, this phone rocks. I've already been able to convert 2 of my iphone fanboy friends to switch to the BB Z10. Blackberry did a good job with this one.

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