BlackBerry is the first non-Google OEM to push April security patch


While companies like Samsung, LG, Huawei or Motorola are pushing March security updates to its Android smartphones, BlackBerry has already started to roll out April security patch.

Considering the update has just been made available by Google for its Nexus and Pixel devices, alongside Android 7.1.2 Nougat, it looks like a great achievement on BlackBerry's part.

However, it's not the first time that it happens because BlackBerry has much fewer Android smartphones that must receive security updates on a monthly basis.

Besides starting to push the update to its smartphones, BlackBerry published the Android Security Bulletin that contains all the vulnerabilities fixed in this update. Apparently, there are quite a lot of security issues that have been addressed in this patch.

Keep in mind that the update is rolled out OTA, so if you own the BlackBerry PRIV, DTEK50 or DTEK60 smartphones, then you should be notified when April security patch becomes available for download.

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78 Comments

1. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Nonsense, the Samsung J3 2016 received the april security patch a few days ago.

2. Subie

Posts: 2395; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Europe only - base on this article. Read the last paragraph too. http://www.netans.com/2017/04/01/samsung-galaxy-j3-2016-security-europe/

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You can't expect PA to be consistent with their info, bruh... because they aren't.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Once again, BlackBerry is doing what it does best. Glad to see that they are the first non-Google OEM to push the April Security Patch out globally to all of of its Android powered handsets. Unlocked will get it first. Carrier locked is dependent on carrier testing, but the security update is available to the carriers. These updates are more important than full OS updates imo, as they consistently make sure that your handset is safe, secure, and smooths out performance.

5. reaper61616

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

... I'm in concept program from Sony... I recived april security patch for my F5121 yesterday... Realy Blackberry was first?

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

First to release it to all of its BlackBerry Android devices globally, yes.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Got mine at the beginning of the month, so not necessarily the first. Nexus 6P.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

@Mxyzptlk read the title again.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I read it. One could reasonably argue that the Pixel is a Google made device while the Nexus is a licensed product made by different OEMs. Just my two cents.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Google contracted HTC to build the Pixels, the same as they contracted others to build their Nexus phones. Google doesn't build any of their smartphones themselves. Your two cents is as useless as two pennies with holes in them.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

https://madeby.google.com/phone/ Might want to pay very close attention to the link above. Then visit it and educate yourself. Maybe then you can "pretend" like you know what you are talking about. Checkmate, alpha.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2016/10/05/the-pixel-smartphone-is-actually-made-by-htc-not-google/#64f20e0ee99a Maybe you should actually read past the hype and realize that Google is PROMOTING the Pixel phones as being made by them, but that's all. HTC actually built the Pixels for Google, just like Google has had OEM's build their Nexus phones. Maybe you should dig a little deeper with the research next time, so you can stop looking so ignorant on a tech site. I just stomped a mud hole in your checkmate and walked it dry, JakeLee.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

https://www.cnet.com/special-reports/google-pixel-how-google-designed-its-first-real-phone/ Maybe you should do a Google search for "Google made phone" and get educated. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about, alpha. Is that so? Obviously, that's not the case.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Please keep posting that link, since it proves me right and you wrong. The only reason why you're continuing to say otherwise is either because of your incredible ignorance, you lack of reading comprehension skills, or you just want to disagree with me because it's me, something you've already been outed for. It is the case, and you know it. You're just too stubborn to admit it.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Funny thing is that your only reason for even having this stupid argument is because of me saying something even though I didn't say anything about blackberry at the time. I'm not going to admit something that is obviously wrong.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, this is going down the way it is because you made another ignorant statement on a BlackBerry related article in an attempt to put a negative spin on it, like you always do, and I corrected said ignorance. You're not going to admit to it because it's me that's saying it. If I were your PA daddy, Crispin, you'd have admitted that you were wrong already. You've already done this very same thing on more than one BlackBerry article.

71. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's not true. You are clearly trying to find some fault with my comment even though none exists. You were wrong, EOS. I see that you're once again bringing someone else into the mix after I've pummeled you into the ground. Stop deflecting from the truth.

74. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop trying to change the story to suit your false narrative. You made an ignorant statement, and more than one person called you out for it. Get over it. Lol, I can hear your knees knocking against one another at the mere mention of Crispin's name, cowardly keyboard warrior. And how is speaking the truth deflecting from it? Make some sense for once in your miserable life so I don't have to constantly drag you around the comments section.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Something tells that you didn't read the title of the article.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Something tells me that you should read my comment in response to that.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

I read it. It's BS. The Nexus line are all Google phones. Same thing with Pixels. Google just contracted someone else to build them, just like Apple has Foxconn build their iPhones. By your logic, one can argue that iPhones are Foxconn phones, which is also false. But don't let me me stop you from changing the facts around to suit your false narrative.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I see how it works now. When the ball gets into my side of the field, you want to move the goalpost back just because you can't stand being outclassed. The Pixel phones are built in house by Google with a partnership through HTC. Generally, the Nexus phones tend to be built based on the OEMs flagship device. Your Apple example with Foxconn is bullcrap because Apple still designs the phone themselves. You're just mad because I found a way to change the game and now you're butthurt about it.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

BS must be your first language, because you continually keep trying to change the facts to suit your false narrative. The Pixel phones were built entirely by HTC per Googles specifications, just like iPhones are built by Foxconn per Apples specifications. That's how it works. Whether the Nexus phones are based on previous phones from whoever Google contracts the phones from or not, it still doesn't change the fact that they're Google phones. You're just mad that you didn't even read the title of the article, let alone the article itself, and was called for it. You keep trying to change the facts to suit your false narrative, and I keep calling you out for it. As usual, you just want to try and put a negative spin on something about BlackBerry, and you've been outed for it.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

First of all, I did read the article. You're just mad because I found a way around you moving the goalpost and you're totally bumburned about it. Second of all, I never once mentioned blackberry in my first comment. The comment I responded to mentioned another phone, one made from Sony. Get over it. https://www.cnet.com/special-reports/google-pixel-how-google-designed-its-first-real-phone/ You need to educate yourself.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you didn't read it until after you were called out about not reading it. Now you're bumburned about it. And you're the one moving the goalpost and trying to change the facts to suit your narrative. You were responding to someone's comment that mentioned BlackBerry, so you were obviously referring to BlackBerry. It amazes me that you still think that everyone is as dumb as you are. Lol, the link you posted PROVES what I was saying. Google designed the phone, and they had HTC build it per their specifications. "Since 2010, the tech giant teamed up with companies such as Samsung, LG and Motorola to create phones that would serve as marquee devices for its mobile operating system, Android. Known as Nexus phones, they ran the newest Android version available at the time, in hardware built and branded by these other companies." "Google flipped the script. It decided to make a new phone without any outside partnerships. Another company would still assemble the device (a task that HTC picked up), but Google alone would engineer, design and sell it." That's from the link you provided, which says what I was saying all along. The only differences between the Pixels and the Nexus phones is the branding on the phones and how Google is promoting the Pixels. Say thank you for the education I just gave you.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you're going to sit here and tell me what I've read and haven't read? Lol you're so full of it. You're just mad because I found a way to change the game and now you're butthurt about it. You don't know what the fck I was referring to. You're just jumping to conclusions just because it was me who said the comment. It amazes me that you think you are a genius when in reality you're just a shill. Only because Google doesn't have a manufacturing system themselves, so they had to work closely with HTC. The Pixel is still their own phone built from their specifications. The Nexus is what the DTEK phones are to blackberry. End of story. You're not Google, so I will take their word before I take the word of some guy with a bunch of aliases on his record. Whatever man, you have educated no one.

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you already made it very clear as to what you have and have not read, and when. You mads a statement without reading the article, and I'm not the only one that caught it. You're just embarrassed and seething with anger because you've been called out on your ignorance once again, and now you're backtracking in an attempt to save face. Lmao! I really have touched your nerve, I see. Of course I know what you were referring to. You're that predictable. It amazes me that you still try to project your inbred trolling shill tactics onto me. In other words, I'm right and you're wrong, and you just admitted it. Google also worked just as closely with OEM's on the Nexus phones, as they were built per Google's specifications, and the article that I linked in my comment #31 proves that. You can try say it's something else all you want, but that doesn't make it true, and you can't even provide proof via link to support your statement. I can, and I have. End of story. I don't need to be Google to be able to provide proof. YOU even just admitted that what I am saying is correct. HTC built the Pixel phones per Google's specifications, and Google markets them as their own in-house built phones. There was even an article here on PA that stated that Google wanted to go with Huawei to build the Pixels, but wound up going with HTC because Huawei wanted their name on the Pixels, while HTC didn't mind not having their name on them. And there are several articles about this very subject from other tech sites that back up what I'm saying, like this one: http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_was_supposed_to_build_the_the_google_pixel_phones_but-news-20851.php Lol, you've been educated. You just don't want to admit it because I'm the one educating you. Class is dismissed.

72. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man. It's clear that you're just going to keep moving the goalpost back more and more. You just don't get it, you were wrong. I'll take Google's word over your word especially when your word is worthless. And you're still trying to tell me what I've read and haven't read. You are full of it.

75. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words: "I'm going to keep on trying to change the facts to suit my false narrative, even though Meanestgenius is absolutely correct. I'll even keep on throwing in the phrase "moving the goalpost" in an attempt to sound intelligent, even though I'm using the phrase incorrectly, because I'm an ignorant idiot." There. I fixed your post for you.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

"With the Nexus smartphones, Google managed the design, development, marketing, sales and support. With Pixel, however... well, it’s pretty much the same thing, aside one huge important detail, at least for Google: The logo." That's an excerpt taken from the article I linked in my comment #31. Not only does this article I linked prove that Google didn't build the Pixel phones (HTC did. Says so in the same article), it also proves that Google managed the design and development of the Nexus phones, as opposed to what you were trying to say, which clearly wasn't this. Looks like you keep trying to change the facts to suit your false narrative because you can't stand being outclassed. ;)

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