Google sends out this month's security update; some BlackBerry Priv users are receiving it now

Google sends out this month's security update; some BlackBerry Priv users are receiving it now
Google announced today that it has sent out the Android security update for April. 29 issues are covered by the update, the most serious "is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files." A complete list of all 29 can be found by clicking on the sourcelink.

The good news is that as far as Google can tell, none of the vulnerabilities were exploited. While the security patch is already available as factory images on the Google Developer site, the new builds will be received by the AOSP some time in the next two days. At the same time, Nexus devices will receive the update OTA.

One non-Nexus device that is receiving the update today is the BlackBerry Priv. To see if the monthly update has hit your handset, go to Settings > About phone > Check for update. The new build number is AAE298. Keep in mind that this applies only to Priv models purchased directly from BlackBerry. Those who purchased their Priv from a carrier will have to wait for their wireless operator to send out the update.

source: Google via Phonescoop, Crackberry

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Priv
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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42 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see BlackBerry staying on top of those monthly security updates.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And not a sign of marshmallow in sight. Not a good move for BlackBerry.

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

5. Unordinary unregistered

The 96% of the other 70+% worldwide Android market share will be enjoying that! /s.

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You are gonna need some water soon

7. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Actually Michelle, the update is coming next month. Troll elsewhere.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3112; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You should've picked something else about the Priv to troll. The update is coming very soon and even PhoneArena had an article about it already.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes well I should have worded that a little different than what I wrote.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

The amount of backtracking you just did with that one sentence deserves an Emmy award.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The amount of deflecting you do on a daily basis deserves an Oscar. You'll probably win one from your role in the WoW movie.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop imitating me, and don't be so salty because I called you out on your obvious backtracking.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I like how you accuse me of "imitating" when you're using the word I use a lot. You're a hypocrite.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who cares what word you use? You didn't invent it. You didn't invent anything, except maybe trolling and being a master hypocrite. Now man up and just accept the fact that you backtracked so far your age started to regress.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Where in my comment did I say anything about inventing the salty word? Your comments are becoming more and more asinine.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering you're such an @$$#*|€, you have no leg to stand on here. By the way. I like how you're trying to deflect from the fact that you backtracked when Crispin replied to your comment. And I know why you did, coward.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Deflecting again huh? I'll ask again, where in my comment did I say anything about inventing the world salty? Again, your comments are becoming more asinine by the minute.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pot meet kettle. In other words, you're deflecting from the fact that you're afraid of Crispin and you want to change the subject from the fact that I called you out on it. Just man up and admit it, coward. By the way, you're becoming more of an @$$ by the minute.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just answer the question and stop deflecting. I understand you're full of crap of course. Lol if you think I'm afraid. Crispin is just more reasonable than you are and can actually make good points about blackberry without being in everyone's face like someone else is. Spoiler alert: that's you. Keep going on with your asinine comments.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nah, you're scared shtless of Crispin, and deep down inside you know it. You're nothing but a little keyboard warrior punk. If only you were more like darkkjedi or Alik and offered reasonable, level headed arguments instead of incessant trolling, then you wouldn't get called out for the cowardly little troll that you are. Keep going with your idiotic comments.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your comment is completely asinine and it shows. You can't even answer the question, which just shows me how full of sh- you are. Continue to say I'm scared sh-less. I'm not the one who constantly defends his sinking ship and attacks any and everyone who says anything bad about his ship.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're a complete @$$ and it shows. You can't even own up to your constant trolling on this site FOR YEARS, even though practically everyone has said so at one point or another. You're nothing but a BS-spewing coward that's scared shtless of Crispin and is absolutely fixated on me because I constantly expose you for the troll that you are. You're just mad because you constantly defend a company with horrible business practices, recycled phones, and beyond piss-poor software releases that constantly need to release to patch their shoddy software releases, which only continue to "break" the phone anyway. And you attack anyone that says so.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/blackberry-priv-android-marshmallow-update-coming-next-month/ Nice! Marshmallow is in sight, set to be released next month for the PRIV. http://blogs.blackberry.com/2016/04/help-put-android-marshmallow-on-priv-by-joining-our-beta-program/ It's also nice that BlackBerry also now has a beta program for marshmallow, so when it's released next month, it will be done with little to no "bugs".

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wonder what damage control comment you'll make when the Priv finally gets marshmallow. I like how you put emphasis on bugs. http://www.androidauthority.com/blackberry-priv-problems-fixes-667973/

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not nearly as many excuses as you made for Apple in this article right here: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-pushing-out-iOS-9.3.1-today-to-eliminate-issue-that-crashes-hangs-and-freezes-apps_id79820 You just can't stand to have your BS corrected by me...lmao!

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's that deflecting again. I mean you've never made excuses for BlackBerry or got called out for your bs.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

How is posting the truth deflecting? Lmao! You're just salty because I one upped you, as usual. And you always get called out for your trolling BS. You're KNOWN FOR IT ON THIS SITE. I guess you could be proud that you accomplished something in life.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How many times have you defended Blackberry's reason for pricing the Priv at a premium? How many excuses did you concoct after it was revealed that Blackberry's quarterly earnings were really low? You have no room, no room whatsoever to accuse me of making excuses.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't "concoct" any excuse. Read my initial post on the article. I even said I was displeased with their hardware performance. Stop manufacturing reasons to try and make it look like you're telling the truth when in fact, you're lying. Just like when you tried to say I supported BlackBerry on app neutrality when in fact, I spoke and against them, and proved you were lying then, as well. Now YOU on the other hand have made excuse after excuse for Apple, especially over their consistently $#!tt¥ software releases and extremely vulnerable OS.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah that doesn't work for techie and it certainly won't work for you either. You're rambling just so you can bloat your comment with bs just so you can act like you know what you are talking about. Newsflash, you don't.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

The truth never works for a liar such as yourself because you've said your lies so much that you know believe them. And considering that you're an idiot, you know even less than you claim I know.

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