With Halloween just around the corner, BlackBerry is getting in the mood with a new October Android software update for its Marshmallow-powered handsets.
BlackBerry has two devices in the Android community – the BlackBerry Priv and BlackBerry DTEK50. The BlackBerry DTEK60 should also be available for purchase very soon. All these phones are now running on Android Marshmallow, although the Priv debuted with Android Lollipop on board. In a new post, BlackBerry is pushing an update that has everything to do with the subscription-based Hub+ – a platform that brings a number of major elements of the company’s software to the said Android-powered devices.
The BlackBerry Hub is basically an app that is used to bring together all messages such that the user can access them from one location. In the upcoming update, the Hub will be adding support for Facebook Messenger, the second most popular messaging app after WhatsApp, another also owned by Facebook.
In short, this update means that those using Facebook Messenger on a BlackBerry Priv or BlackBerry DTEK50 will be able to access their messages right from the Hub app without the need of leaving, which was the case before.
The BlackBerry Hub update doesn’t end there. Apparently, the Canadian tech giant has also added the ability to save inline messages in emails by simply long-pressing on the image. If you are an IT manager and you also use the Hub, the update will now let you push a defined email signature style when communicating with users.
The latest October Android software update for BlackBerry devices also brings fingerprint support for BlackBerry Password Keeper and a new dynamic calendar icon in the Launcher. The BlackBerry Android Keyboard also gets a nifty addition where it will now be able to separate workplace vocabulary from that picked up from personal life. As usual, you can also expect to find improvements in performance as well as bug fixes, among others.
The new BlackBerry Hub+ updates are accessible via the official Google Play Store