Some 240,000 Android apps, including Pinterest, Minecraft and Candy Crush Saga, will be available for BlackBerry 10 devices this fall.
This might solve one of the biggest grouses BlackBerry users have had with its new and old platforms.
None of the features in BB 10.2.1 are revolutionary and have been available on other platforms for years.
The privacy feature allowed users to block apps from collecting personal info such as address book data.
Three apps iPhone and Android devices try to make email management on smartphones fast,simple.
Attackers continue to benefit from the largely fragmented Android ecosystem.