October security update beta available for all BlackBerry Priv models except those from Verizon

October security update beta available for all BlackBerry Priv models except those from Verizon
The very first Android powered BlackBerry, the Priv, has received an update that can be installed from the beta zone. The update includes the monthly Android security patches from Google, for October. The AT&T version carries a model number of AAG873. All other versions, including factory unlocked models, will be able to install software version AAG853. Both updates will weigh in at 157MB.

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.


source: Crackberry

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  • 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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35 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Always on top of security updates, kudos BB, every OEM needs to adapt this habit.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just don't expect Nougat any time soon.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

Provide a link with proof that we won't see Nougat any time soon.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Provide a link saying that it will be coming soon then.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'll take that as a "No, I can't provide a link. I'm just assuming." Carry on!

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't give a rat's @$$ how you take. Unless you can provide a link saying Nougat is coming soon, my comment still stands plain and simple.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Nerve touched, deep in your gut because I called you out on your assumption. I've got aloe and a cool, damp cloth waiting for your bumburn.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think you need to save that for yourself because you're projecting now.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think you need to think of new material because you're mimicking me now.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If the shoe fits, wear it. Not my fault if you're projecting.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

That was your lamest comeback yet.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If the shoe fits, wear it.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

So I see you are going to wear that lame comeback shoe.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can do this all day, but unlike you, I don't have infinite time to sit behind the computer and have eFights.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

You just said you can do all day, and in the next BS breath you say you don't have infinite time. You just contradicted yourself, idiot. Lmao! Classic troll tactic.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great to see BlackBerry continue to supply fast security updates. As said above, more OEM's need to adopt this practice.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Sad to see Verizon still acting like a boat anchor in terms of updates. Carriers really need to let the OEMs deal with updates and send them directly to the consumer, without the carriers holding things up.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's why I support universally unlocked phones because they have all the bands, which means they can bypass CDMA carrier Verizon.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Totally agree. I always said it's one of the only things Apple got right, bypassing the carriers. Fortunately, you don't need to have your phone universally unlocked in order for the OEM to bypass the carrier with updates. It just has to be GSM unlocked.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree except for one part, Verizon is not all GSM. You can use one of their LTE phones on some GSM carriers with limited band support, but with a universally unlocked phone, you would not have that problem.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

Still doesn't negate what I just said. My point still stands.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because you saying it automatically means it's negated. LOL!!! You're either delusional, drunk, or both.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

What?? Lmao! Do you even know what you posted? Go home, mxy. You're drunk. And an idiot. That's a deadly combination.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh shut up, you act like you've never fumble words before and believe me, you have.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bwahahahahahahaha!! Nerve touched, deep in your gut! Lay off the drugs, mxy. You'll still be an idiot, but at least you'll be a sober idiot.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the only pothead around here considering how often you meet the f-ing kettle.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! You're seething with anger oozing with embarrassment right now because I pointed out your drunken/high-on-drugs post. Lmao!

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You must be on drugs to continue fighting the good fight for a company that is not relevant anymore in the smartphone market.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

You must be a complete idiot to be a shill for a company that has the shtiest software and hardware of all the mobile OS's and to admittedly troll other OS's that weren't made by Apple.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yet you still use it despite having the supposedly worse software. Lol you're really reaching for that dunce cap.

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