Except for the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic smartphones, other BlackBerry 10 handsets will reportedly be receiving the following firmware update -- BlackBerry 10.3.2. The good news, however, is that the BlackBerry 10.3.2 will apparently start rolling out in the next few weeks.
BlackBerry 10.3.2 Features
Speaking of features, the BlackBerry 10.3.2 update comes with the latest version of “BlackBerry Blend.” Apparently, by taking note of the existing users’ feedback, BlackBerry has included a new UI specific to Blend. Upon installing the update, the Blend 1.2 will reportedly make the navigation faster. And helps in making the messages and content from the BlackBerry phone interact with the desktop. To top it off, this software update will also bring in a brand new spell check feature, along with the capability to reply back using a notification pop up, directly from BlackBerry Blend.
In the meantime, the “BlackBerry Protect” (anti-theft protection) will reportedly let the users to disable a lost or stolen BlackBerry 10 handset. Notably, this option makes the device unusable. Similar to other OEMs, this feature will also allow the user to send a message with instructions to the screen asking the person with the missing phone to "return" the device. In case, the device was lost within a close proximity, the BlackBerry 10 handset user can make the device create noise and thereby, the location can be traced, says Phone Arena.
With the BlackBerry 10.3.2 on board, users can reportedly enjoy the improved rear-facing camera unit on BlackBerry 10 handsets. This update apparently comes with enhanced low light performance in auto-mode. Plus, the face-detection option has apparently been improved and the blur induced by camera movement has also been reduced.
On the other hand, the “BlackBerry Calendar” has also gone through a series of enhancements and therefore, it now shows the “month view with shrinking or growing date numbers” in order to help the user to check out the schedule for a particular day, providing a bird's eye view, says Phone Arena. Other key BlackBerry 10.3.2 features include enhancements to the voice-based BlackBerry Assistant, which is the Siri and Cortana equivalent of BlackBerry. The “BlackBerry Assistant” apparently comes with new icons, advanced action bar and several fixes to prolong the battery life of the handset.
Furthermore, the BlackBerry 10.3.2 firmware update reportedly supports Amazon Appstore for the users that would like to download Android games and apps. Lastly, the BlackBerry 10 users will apparently receive the update when their carriers approve the firmware in the coming weeks. Users will be notified via “BlackBerry Hub,” when the software package is ready for installation.