BlackBerry Services, Camera, Keyboard and Launcher all updated for Priv

As expected, now that the software update for Priv has rolled out to both unlocked devices and AT&T devices, BlackBerry has also pushed out several app updates to improve upon the Priv experience. Right now, we're seeing BlackBerry Services, Camera, Launcher, and Keyboard have all been updated with varying levels of changes. We've got the rundown of each for you.

  • BlackBerry Services - WhatsApp notification integration allows the user to view notifications of new chat content from WhatsApp directly in the Hub, and better manage their communications through features like Snooze and unread filters.
  • BlackBerry Camera - Support for widescreen (16:9) photos, Significantly faster performance, Indicators for HDR and low-light scenes, Improved Peek Preview, Auto-focus and capture optimization, Other bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • BlackBerry Launcher - Minor enhancements and stability fixes.
  • BlackBerry Keyboard - Prediction and correction for up to 3 similar languages at the same time, Emoji predictions, 20 new input languages, including Ukrainian and Belarusian translit, Option to use Shift key to toggle number row to show symbols in password fields, More user feedback during language download process, Increased sensitivity of cursor movement on physical keyboard in Cursor Control mode. You can change most of these new features in Settings > Language & input > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings.
  • DTEK by BlackBerry - Turn on all notifications for all applications at once, The ability to turn on notifications by information type, including location, microphone, camera, and other personal information.
  • Hub & Contacts - Keyboard shortcuts for 'next' and 'previous' message transition, The ability to change the order in which conversations are sorted, Location lookup for contact information lets you type in a point of interest and use it to populate a contact card, Enhanced content sync for email and text messages, and attaching content from integrated cloud providers.
  • BlackBerry Calendar - Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Tasks by BlackBerry - Multi-select items, Visual updates, Actionable Hyperlinks, Bug Fixes.
  • Notes by BlackBerry - Multi-select items, Visual updates, Actionable Hyperlinks, Bug Fixes.

That's quite a few changes and enhancements to take in, which are sure to please many. We're still expecting to see a DTEK update as well, so keep your eye on the Google Play Store. In any case, the updates are live so go grab em using the embedded links.

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