BlackBerry Priv gets its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update (finally)

BlackBerry Priv gets its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update (finally)
BlackBerry today announced that its first (and only, until now) Android smartphone, the Priv, is officially receiving its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update - following a few weeks of beta testing. Owners of unlocked BlackBerry Priv units should be able to get the Marshmallow update over the air starting today, April 26. Folks who bought the handset from AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon will have to wait until May 3 (next Tuesday) to receive the update and get rid of Android Lollipop.

In addition to all the new features that Marshmallow itself includes, the Priv update brings some BlackBerry-only enhancements: updated BlackBerry keyboard, updated Launcher (the home screen is now easier to customize), more notifications available in BlackBerry Hub, and improved battery life. Furthermore, once you install Marshmallow, you'll also have the May Android security patch on your Priv (BlackBerry prides itself in being the first OEM to release security patches, but, as you can see, it was slow in delivering the Marshmallow update).

Originally released in November for $699 unlocked, the BlackBerry Priv is now $50 cheaper, though you can get it for even less if you're buying it from AT&T.

source: BlackBerry

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Priv
  • Display 5.4 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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