BlackBerry 10.2.1 is the newest official version of BlackBerry's mobile operating system, having been announced back in January and rolled out to consumers in the months since. BlackBerry fans that like to live life on the bleeding edge now have a new OS to tinker with, though, as BlackBerry 10.3 has leaked out.
Screenshots of the OS 10.3.0.140 update for the BlackBerry Z10 have been posted to the ZonaBlackBerry forums, showing changes like a slightly flatter, more minimalist design and new black and red user interface elements that take the place of some of the blue accents found in previous versions of BB10. The (roughly translated) overview of tweaks found so far in BB 10.3.0.140 is as follows:
If that all sounds like something that you'd like a piece of, well, I've got some good news if you're rocking a BlackBerry Z10. The BlackBerry 10.3.0.140 update has been posted online and can be installed right now, provided that you've got the correct Z10 model on hand. Hit up BBEmpire for the necessary download links.
While BlackBerry 10.3 doesn't look to be a major overhaul of the OS, BlackBerry does appear to be making a number of small tweaks that ought to make BB10 better-looking and easier to use. I'm digging the look of the home screens without any shadows surrounding the app icons. Of course, it's worth noting that because this is pre-release software, there's no guarantee that the final version of BlackBerry 10.3 will look exactly like this. The company formerly known as RIM looks to be heading in a good direction, though, and I'm excited to see what the final version of BB10.3 will bring.
What do you think of BlackBerry 10.3 so far? If you're brave enough to load the leaked OS onto your Z10, be sure to leave your thoughts on it below!
UPDATE: A video showing the leaked BlackBerry 10.3.0.140 update in action has been posted by N4BB. Check it out below.