BBOS 10.2.1 Out Now, With Enhanced Android App Compatibility

By Gary Cutlack on at

Version 10.2.1 of the BB10 OS is now live, with quite a few changes onboard, like a refreshed dialler and new pinch-zoom integration and group messaging. But most interesting of the lot is a new Android runtime that streamlines and simplifies installation of Google apps on BB10.

The official changelog would rather focus on stuff like the new lock screen notifications and the offline reading mode that's been introduced to the browser, but the ability to now install standard Android APK files direct through the file manager or via any third-party app stores is going to open up many new worlds of fun for BB10 users.

The Blackberry update also activates the FM radio inside the Q10 and Z30, if that's what's been stopping you switching to BB10. [BlackBerry via The Register]