BlackBerry 10 Software Update v10.0.10.85 Now Rolling Out

BlackBerry 10 device users on Canadian carriers Virgin Mobile and Bell are now receiving the latest software update, v10.0.10.85, per reports.

Last week, BlackBerry rolled out the software upgrade and carriers TELUS, Rogers, Fido and Koodo were quick to push out the same to their customers.

Now, according to a MobileSyrup report, the software update, the first from BlackBerry for its new OS, is rolling out for both Bell and Virgin Mobile subscribers.

"Last week BlackBerry pushed out the first update to their new BlackBerry 10 OS - version 10.0.10.85. At the time it was only TELUS, Koodo, Rogers and Fido customers that received the new features. Bell noted in a tweet yesterday that they'll be making it available this week, but we've been tipped by both Bell and Virgin Mobile users that it's now available to download," notes MobileSyrup.

What's more, carrier Bell has confirmed the availability of the update and took to its Twitter account to announce the same.

"Hello friends! The @BlackBerry Z10 update is now available. Here's a step-by-step guide to walk you through it," tweets Bell.

To update your BlackBerry Z10 wirelessly, over-the-air on Bell here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll to Software Updates and select it.

Step 3: Next, tap the Check for Updates option.

Step 4: Wait patiently while your smartphone checks for any available software updates. If an update is available follow the on-screen instructions to install.

The BlackBerry 10 software update brings several enhancements and new features users' way. These include improvements in third-party app performance, fixes for Gmail calendars on BlackBerry 10, improvements in BlackBerry Hub, Time Shift Camera feature, improvements to how the browser is able to playback video content, and battery savings.

"The software team has included a number of battery life optimizations with over 60 battery saving improvements since launch to keep you moving. These combined improvements are designed so that you see improvements in battery life and heavy users especially should see a longer average usage per charge cycle," says BlackBerry.

The software update is available over the air and the download file is 150MB, so make sure your BlackBerry 10 device has sufficient battery charge before you upgrade.

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