BlackBerry 10 has been out in the wild for almost a month, and on Friday, early adopters will begin receiving the first update to the new platform: version 10.0.10.85. Battery performance has been addressed, and over 60 “optimizations” should help lengthen the time between charges. Other changes of note are the “improved performance” of third-party apps, and that the camera should now produce superior low-light snaps. In-browser video playback has also been tweaked, and importing online contacts should work better, as should call logging in the BlackBerry Hub. Finally, the new software is supposed to fix issues with Gmail calendars. BlackBerry says the 150MB OTA update is available on some carriers right now, and will roll out to everyone “over the coming weeks.” Head to the source for the full changelog.
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