02-23-2014 6:50 PM
I just spoke with a customer support rep. and he said they are still currently testing 10.2 and are shooting for a release to customers sometime in April 2014. I'm really hoping this isn't true because I really need access to some of these Android apps for work.
Does anyone have any idea which apps will be making the crossover from Android to Blackberry when/if 10.2 ever makes its debut?
You can go to CrackBerry's website to see more information on what Android apps work well on BB10.2.1. Keep in mind that these Android apps are not making a crossover, but are able to be sideloaded onto BB10.2.1 devices. Many people are using Snap for this purpose. I found Snap to be too complicated for my desires and just sideload the .apk files that I want.
So far, none of the few apps that I have tried work well (or at all) on my Z10. I haven't tried many since I still primarily use Android devices anyway, and don't have a great need for Android apps on my Z10.
02-24-2014 10:32 AM
You should learn from TMobile's example, ATT! You're here to serve your customers, who have been loyal to you... Stop supporting monopolies and be loyal to your customers, who make ATT what it is... This is so crazy; I switched to ATT from Sprint FOR Z10, and am paying $200 for my family every month, and you guys just don't get it. Stop exercising your power and exercise your promises...
02-25-2014 6:17 PM
It sounds like, per usual, AT&T will be last to the table on this one too. Always slowest with new products and software, and NEVER an explanation - just a staunch position of non-information. Very frustrating...
02-25-2014 6:42 PM - edited 02-25-2014 6:42 PM
I'm doubting they ever even gonna update it
Hopefully, S-O-M-E-O-N-E can step up and say that we Q10 enthusiasts can be sure that the quoteback is not a valid concern.
. . . . . Pete
03-02-2014 3:12 AM
03-03-2014 4:55 PM
Maybe AT&T is holding the update(s) back due to the problems reported with the update(s).
Would you prefer that AT&T rush out an update that disables your Q10?
I think not.
. . . . . Pete
03-04-2014 9:23 AM
All blackberry owners should be familiar with Crackberry and their outstanding forums. All of the new 10.2 OS updates can be found there along with explicit instructions on how to autoload and sideload the OS updates. I updated my Q10 last month to 10.2.1925 and it made a world of difference on how the phone operates and no bugs at all. As for android apps, some work and some don't, but they are getting better using SNAP.
03-04-2014 11:15 AM
03-05-2014 9:07 AM - edited 03-05-2014 9:09 AM
I got tired of waiting for AT&T to provide the update, and yes, I've been very patient. Not sure what bugs in 10.2.1 AT&T is concerned about. I've installed 10.2.1 on my Q10 and Z10 on February 26th and have been very pleased with the performance. I'm now enjoying all the great features of the update but unfortunately it's not due to AT&T's help.
If it's true they are concerned about bugs in this update (which I haven't experience on either my primary Q10 or backup Z10), I wish they would at least post the issues they have found.
I normally do not respond to post but I got tired of hearing the excuse for the delay as being "bug" related.
03-05-2014 10:26 AM
03-05-2014 4:22 PM
I chose not to perform a restore, since all my apps and settings remained but I did have to provide my password for each of my free email accounts (yahoo.com, gmail.com, etc). However, in the case of my corporate account (we use Office 365 email), I had to delete and re-add the account.
I'm waiting to see what differences the official AT&T release brings compare to the one I installed.
To be honest I was pleasantly surprise on the new features OS 10.2.1 provides.
FYI: I manage our corporate AT&T account, I'm the last remaining Blackberry user within our company. We have over 500+ devices (majority being iPhones), I personally perfer the security my Blackberry provides.
03-05-2014 5:13 PM
blackberryphx wrote: I chose not to perform a restore, since all my apps and settings remained but I did have to provide my password for each of my free email accounts (yahoo.com, gmail.com, etc).
b, This surprises me as I thought you would have to reinstall the email accounts and restore all data.
How did you do your upgrade?
. . . . . Pete
03-05-2014 5:40 PM
I have to agree with Pete on this one... I am going to try and tough it out till AT&T does their thing. Not to mention that mine is a company phone. If I start dinking around with an unauthorized version of the OS, something smelly may hit the fan!
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