BlackBerry has made a couple of interesting announcements today and none of them are related to its much rumored sale. The company finally unveiled its first phablet, the BlackBerry Z30 has now been announced and it is going to hit shelves in the near future. Other than that, the release timeframe for Blackberry OS 10.2 has also been revealed. BlackBerry says that the update is going to be released for all BB10 powered devices in October.
The Z30 is actually the first device that comes with BB OS 10.2 pre-installed. Other devices, there are three at the moment, will begin receiving the update next month. Though for some customers the wait might be longer since firmware updates are subject to carrier approval. BlackBerry OS 10.2 update is expected to bring a number of changes. System performance is said to be improved, Android Runtime has apparently been updated to support Jelly Bean apps as well. A new “Priority” section in BlackBerry Hub is rumored as well, actionable notifications and lock screen notifications are said to be present as well. A new default wallpaper, quick settings menu and dedicated icon for BlackBerry Hub on the home screen are also rumored. Despite revealing the timeframe, BlackBerry has not given an exact date on which it will begin to roll out BB OS 10.2.