It's been almost exactly one year since BlackBerry 10 made its official debut, and BlackBerry is celebrating by announcing the details of the next major update to the platform. The BlackBerry 10.2.1 update brings with it several new features as well as other tweaks that BlackBerry promises will make using a BB10 device "faster and easier." Here's a list of some of the goodies that are packed into the 10.2.1 update:
BlackBerry says that the 10.2.1 update will be made available to all BlackBerry 10 devices. The good news doesn't stop there, though, because the update will begin rolling out today in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. As with most software updates, the exact timing will vary between carriers.
BlackBerry has certainly been having a rough go of it lately, but this BlackBerry 10.2.1 update is pretty exciting news for both the company and anyone that's sticking by it with their BlackBerry 10 device. There are quite a few goodies included with 10.2.1 for those users to tinker with, ranging from basic stuff like FM radio support to more advanced features like device monitoring. Here's to hoping that this rollout is a speedy one so that anyone using a BlackBerry 10 phone as their daily driver won't have to wait long for their newest software treat.
If you've got a BlackBerry 10 device and want to check for this update manually, you can do just that by heading into the System Settings menu and selecting Software Updates.