BlackBerry Updates Slew Of Productivity Apps
May 2, 2018, 8:42 AM by Eric M. Zeman
BlackBerry has pushed out updates to the majority of its Android productivity applications. First up, the BlackBerry Hub. The Hub has improved message filing to let users file sent messages in email threads. This is meant to help keep the Hub less cluttered. The calendar features navigation improvements that make it easier to page through months and years at a time. The BlackBerry keyboard app now supports flick typing for Chinese and Japanese, and includes SlideBoard enhancements that make it possible to use Slideboard when swipe typing is enabled. The BlackBerry Launcher gains inline notifications that are easier to manage from the notification shade. The Launcher also makes it easier to read and flag messages for followup. The contacts app should work better with business contact systems. For example, text messages viewed in the Hub will now resolve the Android for Work Contact and display the contact name instead of the phone number. Moreover, it is now easier to create new contacts on the fly. Last, BlackBerry Notes & Tasks makes it simpler to create new notes and tasks. All these app updates are available individually via the Google Play Store.
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