BlackBerry 10.3 OS
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BlackBerry has released the BlackBerry operating system 10.3.1.396 for the developers.

The OS is available for the devices running BlackBerry OS 10 such as BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Q5 and Blackberry Q10. Unlike the previous developer OS version, the latest release is a complete OS and can be used for the devices.

As this is a developer version bugs are likely. The new BlackBerry Blend feature, that bring messaging and content on the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer and tablet, will not work on this OS version, reports BlackBerry OS.

Below are the download links for the developer OS 10.3.1.396 build for the BlackBerry 10 devices. IBTimes UK will not be responsible for any damage to the device.

BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Q10

The BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 are the first devices to come pre-loaded with BlackBerry OS 10.3, which adds a number of new productivity enhancing features such as BlackBerry Assistant, BlackBerry World storefront and Amazon Appstore.

BlackBerry is likely to release OS 10.3.1 update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones in November. Below is the list, shared by N4BB, containing new features which will be the part of latest BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.

  • Notifications Profiles (Similar to BeBuzz and Hub++ apps)
  • Internal and External Out of Office replies
  • Ability to specify which contacts folders within Exchange to sync
  • More robust Calendar reminder dialogues
  • Task Recurrence
  • Workspace camera

  • Ability to mark a Picture or Video as Hidden
  • Map View of Pictures (requires Geo-tagging of photos)
  • Customisable Hotkeys from Home Screen (requires physical keyboard)
  • Battery Saving Mode
  • Ability to grant/deny permission for applications to continue running while minimised