Smartphone maker BlackBerry has announced an update for its BlackBerry 10 operating system which it says helps users “be more productive and stay better connected”.
BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 includes “hundreds” of new enhancements and refinements including the ability to filter the message list in BlackBerry Hub and a new incoming call screen that lets you swipe to the left to answer or swipe right to ignore a call.
Users also gain the ability to instantly silence incoming calls or send a Reply Now response through BBM, SMS or email.
Owners of a BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 or BlackBerry Q5 can also listen to the local FM stations as the update unlocks the built-in FM radio in those handsets.
And Actionable Lock Screen Notifications llet users”Tap to open” a message that appears on the lock screen, letting you respond to an important message much quicker or to check messages more discreetly.
Subject to carrier approvals, BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 will be available to customers around the world, rolling out starting today in the U.S., Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.