October security update beta available for all BlackBerry Priv models except those from Verizon
You might notice that we haven't mentioned the Verizon version of the phone. That is because the update is not yet ready for the Verizon branded BlackBerry Priv. Verizon does have a reputation of being slow to test firmware updates for its handsets. So far, there is no word on when we can expect the similar monthly security update beta for the BlackBerry DTEK50. This is also an Android handset that will receive monthly security patches from Google.
Last week, BlackBerry announced that it will no longer take part in designing and manufacturing hardware. While the DTEK50 is a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4, the upcoming BlackBerry DTEK60 is a rebranded TCL950. TCL is the parent of Alcatel, and the 950 recently was unveiled by the company. The DTEK60 will be a larger screened model than the DTEK50 and will be the first BlackBerry to come equipped with a fingerprint scanner.