BlackBerry Venice: Newly Leaked Images Reveal Various Software Features
We already that BlackBerry is planning to release a new Android flavored handset, called the BlackBerry Venice. The smartphone basically features Stock Android operating system with several BlackBerry 10 features.
Now, a series of photos of the BlackBerry Venice has leaked online, which gives us a look at the slider running Google’s open source OS.
As seen in the leaked images, one of the major changes brought to the OS is its customization to offer three options with a swipe up. These include Google Now, the option that allows you to create a message, and the one to perform a local search.
Also, one of the leaked images gives us a good look at the Recent Apps page. The “card” for each app is now designed to change size depending on how often you use that particular app.
As always, BlackBerry has also put a focus on productivity. Users will be able to do quite a few things from their home screen, for example adding new calendar events, scheduling meetings and checking agenda of the day.
Further, BlackBerry has added communications shortcuts that allow you to compose new emails, BBM messages, texts directly from the home screen.
The BlackBerry Venice is rumored to sport a 5.4-inch screen. The handset is powered by a hexa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 418 GPU.
The device is said to boast an 18MP rear-facing camera with support for OIS.
The Venice is expected to launch on all four major U.S. carriers in November, just in time for the holiday season.