BlackBerry 10.2 SDK now available for developers

By James Richardson on 13 Jun 2013 10:46 am
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BlackBerry have come true to their word and released the BlackBerry 10.2 SDK for developers. This is a trimmed down version of the OS for testing purposes only but should give devs the extra tools they need to make their games/apps even more awesome.

The updates include additions to the BB10 native SDK plus Android and Adobe Air run times. Adobe AIR 3.5 brings with it Stage3D for accelerated OpenGL graphics and the Android run-time upgrade brings it up to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) compatibility.

There are also BlackBerry 10.2 SDK OS updates for BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B and C testing devices as well as the BlackBerry 10.2 SDK OS updates available for those who have BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones. All updates can be performed via the autoloader tool.

This all sounds a bit too complicated for my 'non dev' brain but the thousands of you out there can hit up the links below and grab your betas.

Download the BlackBerry 10.2 SDK beta

Update your Dev Alpha device

Topics: BlackBerry OS

109 comments

toobs623

Awesome!

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BoldWorld

Android 4.2 compatibility.
Cool co co cool

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thedustytaco

i second that

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uzmarvel

Now devs can confirm how android apps performance will be improved, AND excited for new features ...

Elite1

I'm also very eager to hear feedback on any difference to UX with currently available (from BB World) Android ports running on 10.2 / A4.2JB.

This is how you CB10, son!

bbschorsch

finally lets hope its a full os

Nesquik

in the blog it stated this isn't the full OS -- just enough for devs work on -- but the runtimes are all updated :)

Jonnn21

Please bring Headless!!!!! Why is it taking so long??

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Chanlion

I believe it's included in 10.2.

Prince Radebe

It should be on the Gold SDK in August.

Fubaz

This is what makes me want to develop!

Elite1

Who's this guy?

:p

This is how you CB10, son!

nelsonpml

You're not developed? ;)

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00stryder

Lol!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10 & loving it!

imcurved

Another late bloomer I suppose.

khehl

Jellllyyyy beaaannnnn

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hussain bualwa

It is working on stl100-1?

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MaxxJag

All versions of hardware are included for Devs. Dev B/C, STL-1/2/3, Q10 1/2/3

Jeandry Brito

Not on stl100-1 yet, Pls wait.

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MaxxJag

I'll be adding this shortly. Might also give me the motivation to get some time to update my app.

ARWestenberger

Excellent, I suspect a new leak to follow shortly.

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M--Canuck

If I am no dev is it safe to get the sdk. Is it a full os?

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MaxxJag

It's not a full OS. Usually missing video, music, photo, facebook, etc apps. So basic, basic functionality. You can take photos, but you have to view from camera app. No alarm, no clock.

This is from my last dev OS version. Might have more/less stuff this time around.

It's not recommended for daily use, but I'll probably do it anyways. Though I am a dev.

fedech14

For real we are going to receive Jellybean in 10.2? I can't believe my eyes

Posted via my amazing Z10!

Elite1

Yep, very cool.

Nice to see BBRY keeping their word on that.

This is how you CB10, son!

BBThemes

why? it was officially announced 4 months ago in BBJam Europe.

Hence my supprise at your supprise lol

Nathan Bael

Before many android phones do! Ok, well, some of you will. I am on Verizon so I might see 10.1 by the time you guys hit 10.3

MissEnigma01

Nice, Let's go 10.2!!

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jay_men

Fantastic news!! A promised release where they realistically had total control and one of many I hope they will keep to their word publicly. Now only if the all important U.S. carriers could be as fast with their testing, that would be quite the day for the general public and the various tech blogs who think they know better than BlackBerry...

M--Canuck

Judging from the file size the 10.2 seems to be a very stripped down version of the OS. 228 mb vs 783 mb. I guess I will just have to wait for a leak.

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dbarz

You know what this means!?!?!!

New 10.2 leak coming sooon!!!! \o/

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jay_men

+10000

LBFE / KRIS,

PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE AND MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

QuickDime

This should open the flood gates when this gets released!

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hussain bualwa

It's okay for STL100-1?

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sreidenb

Don't know if this is the same thing but N4BB posted this a few minutes ago. http://n4bb.com/leaked-blackberry-os-10-2-0-228-z10/

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Edders1964

Personally can't see why everyone is so desperate for the Android upgrade, if you need Android apps that badly then go and buy an android phone!

sirfly2fly

Because they still want the BB experience

Elite1

That's a little ignorant. BBRY has made it so many people don't need to make that choice at all. And that's a good thing!

This is how you CB10, son!

vlcmfreak7

I think it has more to do with people wanting the apps that aren't in App World that don't run correctly right now. I for one would really like my US Bank app. I'm sure everyone would prefer native apps but that's just not possible at the moment.

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LtHavoc21

I second that. The most important thing for me is how much smoother the apps will run. 2.3 Android apps are considered ancient. And what's not to love about an OS that can run two different platforms.

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arvind1983

Why hate Android? Its great to have the combination of BB10 experience and ability to run android apps.

dawolfen

A good sign this came out in the middle of the month as opposed to the end. I expected it to come out in conjunction with the earnings release on the 28th

909F2

This is the leak you guys been waiting for? From BGE:

http://blackberryempire.com/leaked-os-10.2.0.228-for-blackberry-z10/

Guess I'll wait for STL 100-1, patiently....

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Damatrix02

Im downloading the simulator. Hope Jelly Bean is what its pumped out to be, and the OGL support will make the apps a little smoother.

IJKBB10

+1 I also hope Jelly Bean turns out to be what we all hoped and waited patiently for!!!

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brarr

First it would be nice to get the 10.1 update on my device!

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cheadley1

Ya kind of hard to get too excited when we do not even have the 10.1 update

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Elite1

Great point... Come on US carriers!

This is how you CB10, son!

brokoli

What exactly mean compatibility with android 4.2.2? Will BlackBerry automatically transform apk to bar?

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Thunderbuck

No. What it does mean is that a wider range of Android apps will now work on BB10. It also means that newer versions of stuff like Skype and Netflix should theoretically work, and work better.

ryanlrobinson

Currently BB10.1 supports up to Android 2.3.3. By supporting up to Android 4.2.2, we'll get access to most of the Android apps which are designed for higher than 2.3, which are a lot of them, and they should run a lot more smoothly as Android greatly improved its efficiency starting at 4.0.

No automatic conversion on-device, but there are tools to do that super-easily, even a website that you just upload the apk and download the bar it gives you: http://apk2bar.org/

patmur2010

Great news!

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jon4400

The amount of apps available to BB10 users might become the highest now :D

BlackBerry World + Google Store = Everybody is happy !!

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irwindersra

If we could install play store and have BlackBerry world, that would be amazing, and then just install from apps from either!

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Elite1

That would be a dream!

This is how you CB10, son!

cheadley1

Wish we would get the 10.1 update on Verizon maybe they will just wait for 10.2 now!

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Elite1

Per BBRY Product Manager Michael Clewley, there will be a 10.1 MR before a 10.2 release.

Of course depends on your carrier unfortunately, as always, so YMMV.

This is how you CB10, son!

privateeyes

Hey I feel your pain no better on AT&T. I have been saying they might as well go with 10.2 they are already behind the curve

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07thking

Devs rejoice!

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sibeans

I'm super excited!

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UndeadNinjaa

Well that was fast

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cmdrkeen86

Wow, if people make it down this far, this is not a device OS this is the platform Software Development Kit for Blackberry 10.2 OS so that developers can have their apps updated or ported and ready to go when Blackberry rolls it out. I guess RTFA is too much for some people.

Elite1

Lots of comments say that.
People are still excited that the 10.2 goodies are now this much further down the pipeline to full public access.

This is how you CB10, son!

BlackQtCoder

Screenshot API !!!!!!! OMG !!!!!!

Elite1

Oh that rings a bell... what's up with that again?

This is how you CB10, son!

DrinkWithEric

Will it work on Mac to update os on z10?

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footose

I don't see headless apps ?!

walnuts1024

Headless apps + jellybean = happiness. Can't wait for this full OS to be leaked. :)

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parthokarki

Good to hear that, very soon jellybean apps!!

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Damatrix02

Just tried some of the still known not working apps on the 10.2 simulator

Vine doesn't work, crashes. :(

Not sure what else didn't work in bb10 and does work now, anyone want me to test -- link me to the bar.

Thanks,

Asyrul Idzham

So in another word,we can get all of the android apps in BB10???wow you guys just turned my eyes off the s4.

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BlackBerrari

Basically yes, so grab your new BlackBerry soon, enjoy and have fun!

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CMZ_DL

Definitely good news. Just sad to see the lack of UI support for PlayBook screen resolution = (
Looks like we may still have some more eternal waiting to do...smh

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os30

Give it a rest dude... the PlayBook is dead :)

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

RileyGB

The OS is feeling much faster in general right now. Android apps are much faster as well.

00stryder

Thanks for the feedback!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10 & loving it!

TheDutch20

So if I. Have bar files that were created using 10.1 I just need to load them into 10.2 and then put on device?

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Damatrix02

Good Question it could be that the old SDK converted it incorrectly which caused the crash in the first place. Im downloading momentics right now. Im going to try converting using my keys and then sideloading.

pilyonglover

This got me excited!! :D

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TTBGF

How's the battery life?

Hahahaha......couldn't resist!

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rocker_man1

Why is CB behind on this?

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glen requizoe

What is SDK stand for? Im new on BlackBerry

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gizmou

Is the app vine gonna work on BlackBerry 10.2?

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lboogie_1971_

Software Development Kit = SDK

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glen requizoe

Thanks friends! :)

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os30

Had a look at the release notes. No support for headless apps yet.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

hazarder

Wowzers looks like blackberry is tryna get this to roll out as soon as possible

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heyjohnnybravo

SO EXCITED FOR THE HYBRIDS.

Gearheadaddy

Oooh maybe we can get sideload of Jelly Bean runtime? That would just be awesome!!!

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IJKBB10

One thing I would like to see in the 10.2 update is when your using the peak feature to view what msg you got that it automatically resets to view the entire hub instead of where you left off in one of your emails accounts or etc.

It's fine if your just swiping from the left from the menu or active frames to get back into where you left off in the hub. Using the peak feature should reset so you can view the entire hub.

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peter_betos

xscha mentioned that it has all range of screen support on the native platform. Hopefully that means Q10 will have mass effect as well :-)

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mnc76

WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?! Android 4.2?

Shocked! I was convinced we wouldn't see that until December or 2014.

I guess we'll have to see when 10.2 gets released to users to dowload.

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geenaxion

Does anyone know when will the full 10.2 will be release?

Keepin'it fresh Z10

netnomad

I love the activity indicator 10.2. It looks so modern and beautiful!

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coaltowking

Grrrrrr... but still no 10.1 for ATT customers!

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mansoorboom

Guys when i installed 10.2 OS the media despair why and how I can get them?!

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