May BlackBerry Hub+ app updates!

For BlackBerry beta users these updates won't be all that new but if you skip the betas and the bugs that come with them, you can now be on the lookout for the official BlackBerry Hub+ app updates for May. We've got the whole breakdown, which is largely unchanged from the beta releases, but still worth digging through.

Hub

  • Improved Message Filing: New setting enabling you to file the sent messages when you file an email conversation thread.
  • Administrators: userAgent Variable Rename:BlackBerry's Hub userAgent variable has now changed to "Android" in all devices, including BlackBerry devices. If you were using this variable for filtering of email client traffic please update your systems to avoid blocking end users from accessing mail servers.

Calendar

  • Navigation Improvements: Navigate through months and years quicker when you tap to expand month picker in the week, day and agenda views. New busy indicators show your availability in the same month picker.

BlackBerry Keyboard

  • Flick Tying for Chinese (PINYIN) & Japanese: Now users will be able to use flick up gestures on both VKB and PKB devices to select predictions, and words will fly away gradually fading with an animation effect. Users will be able to use flick down gesture on both VKB and PKB devices to open extended predictions window and a repeated flick down gesture will close the predictions window.
  • SlideBoard Enhancements: Now users will be able to use Slideboard when "type by swipe" is active, by using "two- fingers swipe" action to slowly drag in/out SlideBoard Launcher
  • Inline Notifications: Long-press on an application that has a notification badge to get a quick view of that application's active notifications. See the number of pending notifications, brief content description, and triage the notifications by swiping them away.

Productivity Tab

  • Read and flagged messages: Choose what types of messages you will see in the Hub view of Tab: read, unread, and/or flagged messages. You can turn each type on and off individually, as well as choose between pre-set time ranges for each.

Contacts

  • Display Work Contact Name for SMS: Text messages when viewed in Hub will now resolve the Android for Work Contacts and display the contact name instead of the phone number.
  • Quicker New Contact Creation: When creating a new contact after doing a search, name or email address will be populated in the respective fields for the new contact.

Notes & Tasks

  • Quick Creation: Search content will populate the title of a new note/task when creating a note/task after doing a search.

Power Center

  • Application Memory monitoring and management: Power center will now warn you if an application or background process is deemed to be using an excessive amount of memory, and allow you to stop the application/process, or manage its ability to run in the background. You can also get a view of overall memory state, the different applications currently running, and how much memory each application is using, right in Power Center.

As always, the updates will be rolling out through Google Play Store so just fire that up and take a look. If you're not seeing them right away, hang tight, and they'll appear for you eventually.