BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB), is updating its BB10 operating system, the company indicated in a kit meant for software developers. The release was sent to developers only, not consumers, but it reveals 14 interesting new features, software developers reported on Crackberry Forum.
Developers said that the updated operating system will feature HDR (high dynamic range) feature in the camera which lets you take greater dynamic range in photos. With the new update, the BlackBerry smartphones will come with PIN to PIN messaging integrated within the BlackBerry Hub. PIN to PIN messaging was available in the previous operating systems of BlackBerry, but was eliminated from BlackBerry10.
Users will also be able to fully unlock at the lock screen by using the power button. Developers say that this change comes from user feedback. Many users have reported that they don’t find the gesture unlock system in Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s BB Z10 intuitive. Developers said users will also be able to change the APN if the carrier supports it.
The updated version will also change the color of “Highlights” from blue to green. Highlights is used for word correction. However, the Sharing menu will now come with black color. It will have an improved text picker to make text selection easier for users.
The BlackBerry 10.1 OS will allow users to turn off alerts of any apps they want, will make it easier to check updates in BlackBerry World, and enable users to paste phone numbers in the dial pad directly. New demos and walkthroughs will be available to help customers learn about the operating system.
It’s just the initial list of changes, the official one can add more new features. Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) is expected to unveil the the updated operating system with the launch of BlackBerry Q10.
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) shares were down 1.37 percent to $13.72 at 12:23 PM EDT.