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BlackBerry prides itself in being the first to release monthly Android security updates

BlackBerry prides itself in being the first to release monthly Android security updates
Last year, shortly after the discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability, Google and various Android manufacturers have committed to delivering monthly security updates in order to avoid exposing users to new threats. Once it launched the Priv - its very first Android handset - Blackberry also joined the bandwagon. Now, four months after Google started releasing monthly security patches, BlackBerry takes pride in being the first OEM to actually roll out these updates.

As you can see in the table below (provided by BlackBerry), the Canadian company is the only one to deliver security patches with no delays, as soon as Google is making them available - this includes the March update, which Priv users have received on March 7. Other OEMs - which BlackBerry doesn't actually name - have always been late (to various degrees) with the monthly patches. Of course, since it only has one Android smartphone, it's easy for BlackBerry to always be quick in rolling out updates, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't appreciate the company's zealousness.

Unfortunately, the BlackBerry Priv is still running Android Lollipop, though an update to Marshmallow should arrive sometime in the coming months. At the moment, an unlocked BlackBerry Priv can be bought for $649. To find out more about the smartphone, check out our BlackBerry Priv review.


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posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:43 12

1. vincelongman (Posts: 4877; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Good on them!

So far it seems only Google, BlackBerry and Xiaomi are delivering on their promise of monthly security updates

LG and Samsung promised them, but haven't been delivering them quickly AFAIK

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:01 8

2. Unordinary (Posts: 2327; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Good! I feel bad for seeing friends with the Note 5 not have Android M lolol. :(

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 00:11 15

6. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You hate people trolling in Apple articles, now you do the same thing on Android articales. (facepalm)

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 00:22 7

8. Unordinary (Posts: 2327; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Just because I'm sharing my feelings of sympathy and sorrow for my friend on his Android N-less Note 5 means I'm a troll? Ouch. My case stands. Good Job Blackberry.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 00:29 14

9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I think it had to do with the lol at thend end of your comment. Saying you feel sorry for your friends and then laughing about it contradicts what you just said.

Like if I said I feel real sorry for you, lol, that sounds like I'm being sarcastic and disingenuous.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 03:06 6

14. RoboticEngi (Posts: 970; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


To be honest the reason why you are acting like you do, is because you don't have friends......you are probs just some fat kid.......

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 05:34 5

17. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Sympathy and sorrow? I can imagine you having a friend who lost something important and tell him "I feel bad for you bro lolol"

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 08:59

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You can't have an opinion here without someone shedding tears.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 09:09

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Overreact much?

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 09:41 6

23. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Not really overreacting. His point is clear-cut. Because saying "I feel sorry for you," then laughing out loud, it indeed sounds sarcastic and mocking.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 09:45 5

24. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


You can't shed tears here without someone having an opinion about it, either.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 09:55 3

28. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Just like when you shed tears when people troll Apple.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 09:56 6

29. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


What he said wasn't even remotely overreacting.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 11:00 1

31. Unordinary (Posts: 2327; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Someone was trolling Apple the other day and I told them to go float themselves basically. I don't give a #%^= if someone talks crap about a company I don't work for / own, unlike other people here who get butt hurt and throw tantrums in 8 paragraph essays when they get offended lololol

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:25

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Except it is overreacting since the Android trolls do the same thing to iOS users.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:25

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Actually it was.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:26

34. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't hypocrite.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 17:36 2

38. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yep that's techiexp alright.
But the way you always defend Apple then automatically bash android while doing it, sound like you are the same as him, just with a much shorter comment length.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 17:37 2

39. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Lol looks who's using the word hypocrite. The irony!

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 17:39 3

40. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Kindly explain? What he said was exactly on point, how can you express sympathy or sorrow while laughing out loud? Or do you do that too?

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 18:08 2

41. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Explaining why the other person reacted to him in the way he did was overreacting? You're such a tool it's not even funny anymore. No, what am I saying, of course it is.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:31

42. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Stop all these arguments. We're talking about tech here

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:06

48. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Like I said before, Android fans do the same thing but no one bats an eye. So he's overreacting.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:08

49. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm a tool for crushing ignorance. I just crushed yours VZW, so you should feel humbled. No, what I am saying, of course it wasn't.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:08

50. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


If the shoe fits, wear it.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 17:35 1

58. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2473; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


No one bats an eye? Lol
Actually everyone does, just like Android fans, Apple fans go full on defensive/bashing mode when that happens, do you think Apple fans are better than Android fans? No, fanboys on both sides are equally annoying.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 18:04 2

59. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


My god do you just post the opposite of what I do without even grasping what it means? For example, your last sentence. SMH

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:04 7

3. yyuu1000 (Posts: 237; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Cut the price and ill happily switch

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:17 6

4. meanestgenius (Posts: 15019; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Great to see BlackBerry staying true to form and delivering these timely security updates to their Android offering. Hopefully, ALL Android OEM's will follow suit with timely security updates, not just the few that do. Kudos, BlackBerry.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 00:10 2

5. dovking (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


My Next Device is definitely a Blackberry

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