The Canadian company also announced an update for its BlackBerry Blend service that allows users to access information from their BlackBerry smartphone on Android or iPad tablets, or on Windows or OS X based laptops, and desktops, bringing it to version 1.2.
Announcing the update via its official blog, the company revealed that the availability of the new BlackBerry 10.3.2 update is subject to carrier approvals. The company explains that once the new update is available on a carrier's network, consumers will start receiving a notification in the BlackBerry Hub about 10.3.2 update.
The BlackBerry 10.3.2 update brings new features such as the anti-theft protection in BlackBerry Protect that allows users to disable the device if it's lost or stolen, ensuring that no one can wipe and reactivate the BlackBerry device. The update also brings various improvements for the camera such as low light performance enhancements, improved face-detection and reduced blur caused by motion. With the upgraded camera software, users will be automatically recommended modes and settings.
The updated BlackBerry Calendar app adds a new Meeting Mode option that automatically sets phone to quiet mode during meetings. BlackBerry users can also customise the feature to work best for specific types of events. With the update, users can easily access private browsing from the tabs menu and also use Reader Mode Voice Support to have website content read out loud. The company also adds that the 10.3.2 update boosts battery life by up to 15 percent by customising Power Saving Profile.
The BlackBerry 10.3.2 update for users not using BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic brings updated icons and an improved action bar as well as the Amazon Appstore for Android, while adding BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Assistant, as well as impoverishments to BlackBerry Hub, and more. The updated BlackBerry Blend 1.2 introduces a new user interface. The company touts that the new interface is based on customer feedback. New features are added to Blend service with the update include the addition of spell check, ability to reply directly from within Blend notification pop-ups, and visual enhancements to file transfers.