The leak version of 10.2.1 seems to offer a lot of goodies such as the new incoming call screen, new emoticons in BBM and it looks like you can now customize quick settings screen that allows you to choose what you see in your settings dropdown. This includes notifications, brightness, NFC, mobile hotspot, location services and even a flashlight.
Another post by N4BB, Rumors regarding Google Play Store and the Android runtime have been swirling lately. While BlackBerry denies offering support for the Google Play Store, the Android runtime in BlackBerry 10.2.1 will allow you to directly install Android app APKs directly.
Shown in the screenshot above, users will be able to download Android app APKs and install them. BlackBerry gives a disclaimer about the newly opened feature for BlackBerry 10.
This feature will surely make BlackBerry 10 users immediately happy. You will literally be able to install almost any Android app. However, you won’t be able to make use of widgets, etc.
In addition to the Dashboard, Fuse Mode and Pic Password there appear to be some other UI changes as well, one of which is the incoming call screen.
This screen has shown up in the latest leaked OS and while we can’t say for sure that this is what we’ll see when the 10.2.1 update becomes officially available.
The image is in fact what the new call screen will look like. Many have wondered why BlackBerry change the call screen. You would be surprised to know that many people could not figure out how to properly swipe up to decline or down to answer.
BlackBerry 10.2.1 is rumoured to be bringing a multitude of changes to the BlackBerry 10 operating system.Rumors have it that the update will bring the Google Play Store to allow BlackBerry users access to the Android app ecosystem. How true that is we will let you know once we have a more solid confirmation.
But we can confirm that BlackBerry 10.2.1 will be bringing a new call screen. BlackBerry 10′s original call screen allowed you to answer a call by swiping down or reject a call by swiping up.
In the 10.2.1 update, you will be swiping either left to answer or right to decline. This action bar slider is located below the callers image (should they have one saved from your contacts book).
The 10.2.1 update will also bring a new Quick Settings drop-down menu. You will now be able to toggle which settings are shown, which can include a flashlight, device monitor, mobile hotspot, and more.