BlackBerry kicks off May security patch rollout

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Once again, BlackBerry is among the first non-Google OEMs to release a monthly security update. If you're rocking a BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60, then you should expect the May security patch to arrive on your smartphone any day now.

The Canadian company recently published its Android Security Bulletin for the month of May, which contains information abut the multiple vulnerabilities it addresses.

Keep in mind that the update is aimed a BlackBerry smartphones powered by Android and purchased from ShopBlackBerry. Carrier-branded phones will be getting the update later on, as they are dependent on their rollout schedules.

Aside from the exploits and vulnerabilities patched by Google, BlackBerry addressed some of its own security holes that were reported by users and researchers alike.

For more information about everything that BlackBerry fixed in this patch, don't forget to read Android Security Bulletin released by the Canadian company over the weekend.

Since it doesn't have too many Android devices available on the market, BlackBerry is almost always the first OEM to deliver monthly security patches. Although April was an exception in the fact that it came much later than expected, it looks like the Canadian company has been able to overcome any setback that would prevent it to release the May security patch ahead of any other non-Google OEM.

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7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Meanwhile Nougat is nowhere in sight.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, even more pain in your comment.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not as much pain as you're in.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, you're screaming in pain. Even others notice it.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the one who is crying the salty tears.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, get some new material batmite. You've been running that saying into the ground in this account and that one.

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You first, MDCHO. That is not me, dumb@$$. But there's reasonable doubt that you are jplightning and of course alphageek. You admitted to having aliases in order to fight the good fight.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

After you, cnour. We all know that batmite is you, dumbfck. That's why you keep getting called out by others about it. We know that there isn't a shadow of a doubt that batmite and is your faux account, and that you're JakeLee, of course. I already disproved the BS that I'm Alphageek, and have no problem doing it again. You showed your hand at faux accounts with the way that you can't even disguise your batmite account properly, and with how you created your alphagenius faux account mere hours after you were limited.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh I insist, NoToFanboys. You can call me whoever you want to call me, but the fact is that YOU ARE ALPHAGEEK/JPLIGHTNING. Don't try to deny it or give me some bs excuse because it's far too obvious. P. S. You're using his avatar.

66. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, no....I insist, MattPerkins1. You can call me whoever you want to call me, but the fact is that YOU ARE JAKELEE/BATMITE/ALPHAGENIUS. Don't try to deny it or give me some BS excuse, because it's far too obvious. P.S. You troll Samsung just as much as he did.

11. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So is having the latest version of an OS more important to have than monthly security updates? Keyone comes with Android 7.1.1 or the box of that helps

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I am not dismissing the importance of security updates. I just inquired about Nougat, which hasn't been released for the Priv and the DTEK phones.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes you are. That's why you keep on bringing that up. Stop lying. There are plenty of other Android phones that haven't received Nougat yet, as well. Doesn't mean that they won't get it.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I'm not. Why don't you stop crying like a little girl and get over it.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, you are. Why don't you stop crying like a little btch on BlackBerry articles and get over your hate for them.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why don't you stop crying like a little btch just because someone said something you disagreed with.

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why don't you stop being a babybtch and stop posting willfully ignorant comments and attacking BlackBerry on every BlackBerry article because of our little feud, like you already admitted to doing.

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why don't you get over it with the superiority complex.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why don't you get over your incessant trolling.

71. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're just as guilty of trolling someone.

75. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

I troll the trolls that make admittedly willfully ignorant, trolling comments (that's YOU, and a few others). I've always been man enough to admit that. You, on the other hand, are too much of a cowardly keyboard warrior to ever be man enough to admit to your incessant trolling of BlackBerry, Samsung, Motorola, and Android. You continue to hide your trolling behind the word "opinion", as of everyone doesn't already know the truth about you.

21. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3202; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why would BlackBerry release that bug-infested mess to their users? There's a reason why Nougat has been a slow roll, it sucks and kills batteries. T-Mobile offered G5 users, myself included, ANY phone on their shelves if we were plagued with Nougat fleas. They reached out to their customers before mobs with pitchforks arrived at their doorstep. Don't let me stop you from wanting Nougat. By all means, knock yourself out but us BlackBerry owners know better.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I have Nougat on my phone right now. Besides the normal android bugs, I don't have any major issues with Nougat that wouldn't be prevalent in marshmallow and especially Lollipopgate.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry rolled this out three days ago. Anyway, it's always nice to see that BlackBerry keeping up with the monthly security patches for its Android handsets, which are better than full OS updates, imo.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ok and?

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, so much pain in your comment. You absolutely hate it when I shut your falsehoods down, and I'm loving it.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just like you shut down the supposed falsehood of the KEYone's real delay? Oh wait.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

But I did. I posted actual links confirming why there was a delay with excerpts from actual BlackBerry executives. You posted a link from fans in a fan forum. You have no proof, while I provided proof. Your conjecture only holds weight to you. You just refuse to see past your own lies. Oh, and the KEYone is on sale in London, so there's that.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Where there's smoke, there's fire. All it takes is a quick Google search. You can deny it all you want, but the fact that blackberry hasn't released the KeyONE here in the US says otherwise. Keep yelling conjecture.

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