BBM Updates 2014-04-01: Observations and changelog
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BlackBerry has released a new version of BBM today for all platforms, I wanted to create a thread where we can share our observations about features, fixes and issues for all platforms.
(Let's keep the discussion ONLY for the versions mentioned below. And no need to post new features that BlackBerry has publicly announced, ie we all know this version comes with stickers support. Thanks.)
Here are the versions that were released:
Notes Link (May be US-centric) BBOS Legacy 2014-04-01 184.108.40.206 LINK BlackBerry 10 10.2.0- 2014-04-01 10.3.11.60 LINK BlackBerry 10
2014-04-01 10.3.12.75 LINK Android 2014-04-01 220.127.116.11 LINK iOS 2014-04-01 18.104.22.168 LINK
Issue Bugfix New Bug Existing
Device/Platform Carrier/OS Poster Date Comment Link One day off birthday bugfix X Z10 T-Mobile USA cbvinh 4/1 Fixed BD date discrepancy LINK One day off birthday bug X Z10STL100-1 BBM 10.3.12.75 10.2.1.2234 forthperson4 4/2 Did NOT fix BD date discrepancy LINK " Z30 BBM 10.3.12.75 MTS Russia
antikorr 4/2 " LINK
Last edited by Omnitech; 04-02-14 at 09:48 AM. Reason: Data updates
- CrackBerry Genius
04-01-14, 06:19 PM #2
- 3,703 Posts
Q10 SQN100-5 T-Mobile OS 10.2.1.2228 BBM 10.3.12.75
- one-day-off birthday bug fixed
- five sticker sets (BBM Stickers, WWE Superstars, CosCat, Gilbert's Tales, Bubble Bot), two free (BBM Stickers and WWE Superstars), rest $1.99
Last edited by cbvinh; 04-02-14 at 02:54 PM. Reason: added hardware and BBM versions
I would love to get some clarification if people using BlackBerry 10 v10.2.0 and prior are all getting offered BBM version 10.3.11.60, and if all people using BlackBerry 10 v10.2.1 and higher are getting offered BBM version 10.3.12.75.
Because I just noticed my 10.2.0.1809 device getting offered 10.3.11.60, so I have updated my version chart to reflect that unless I hear otherwise.
- CrackBerry Genius
04-02-14, 02:51 AM #6
- 3,703 Posts
Can you both tell me what exact version of BBM you are using? And which exact OS version? (Settings/About/OS/OS Version)
Because even within BB10, it appears there are multiple versions that were released 4/1 as explained above.
I could easily believe that the bug might have been fixed in one version and not the other.
Or it could be related to other configuration details on the device.
- 04-02-14, 03:44 AM #10
- 04-02-14, 08:55 AM #13
I have noticed lot of improvement with this release. Stickers are welcome but what amazed me with this update is the lag has gone completely. It works buttery smooth on my iPhone 5 and the transition between screens is much much better now! Nice to see BlackBerry working hard towards BBM
Video chat is on my wish list now
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-04-14, 03:09 PM #15
- 487 Posts
Also, my birthday is one day off, as well (the weird thing is that my birthday is correct when I look under my BBID settings in the phone, it's just wrong in BBM...).
VZW STL100-4 running 10.2.1.2947 and BBM Version 10.3.12.75
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Re: issues some people have with sending to iOS or Android BBM users, take a look here:
KB35805 - BBM messages fail to send if the display name in BBM for Android and iPhone contains an emoticon or backslash (BlackBerry KnowledgeBase)
Re: issues not getting notifications in some cases:
KB35793 - No notification tone for a new BBM message if the chat for the message is in the foreground (BlackBerry KnowledgeBase)
Re: birthdays are one-day off:
KB34721 - Contact's Birthday on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone is displayed as one day earlier than the date in Microsoft Outlook (BlackBerry KnowledgeBase)
- 04-13-14, 04:52 AM #21
This versions is more laggy than the last for me, I have to wait another 5+ seconds when I go to updates before scrolling down or Its just blank, and in the last version once in a while when I went to updates it would start from the last one I saw, this one is even rarer with doing that, which makes going through updates in the morning a nightmare (have to scroll down then scroll up)
Invites tab still lags but not for as long as before (switching between 'suggested' and 'received/sent' [or even just back to chats] and it keeps showing suggested for a couple seconds)
I like that you can finally see defined invites without having to tap the invite, this was there at the beginning then went, now it's back!
That updates blank bug u described first thing actually is replicated throughout the app and only started when I updated.. e.g
When i go to my subscribed channels and scroll down, it will be blank for a few seconds, if I open a channel and scroll down through posts, it will stay blank for a few seconds..
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