BlackBerry’s first Google Android telephone isn’t getting updated previous Marshmallow.
A lot of praise was lavished on BlackBerry‘s first Google Android mobile phone, the Priv when it debuted in the past due 2015. Actually, in his review, Russell Holly called it among the best phones of this year:
This is absolutely among the best phones to be released this year, even though BlackBerry still must demonstrate it will keep its promises as it pertains to software updates this has already been a fantastic experience. It’s only heading to progress from here.
That other part about how exactly BlackBerry still has to prove it can follow through with software updates? Yeah, that is why we’re here today.
Inside a podcast with UTB Blogs lat week, BlackBerry GM Alex Thurber pointed out that the Priv wouldn’t be upgraded from Marshmallow to Nougat.
The telephone debuted with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in November 2015 and was updated to Marshmallow the subsequent 04, but that’s where it’ll stay. Many people, given the Black-Berry’s exceptional record in keeping the Priv and also its other Android-based phones updated with security areas, thought Nougat was an inevitability for the Priv, but that isn’t the case.
In accordance to Thurber, it is rather difficult getting all the vendors up to speed for such a large upgrade; Qualcomm has famously managed to get problematic for the Snapdragon 808 and 810 series to get updates previous Marshmallow (the Priv operates on the Snapdragon 808).
Thurber also solid question on if the DTEK50 and DTEK60 would receive improvements last Marshmallow, too, saying these were reference products by TCL to check the waters for what would inevitably be the KEYone, which is upgraded to Oreo after starting with Nougat earlier this season.
Priv owners will certainly be disappointed with this information, but it isn’t surprising; it likely does not have the setup base needed to incentivise such an enormous engineering work, and BlackBerry has since shifted from its hardware ambitions. At the same time, considering that the Priv is such a security-focused handset, and there have been a lot of improvements to the Operating system with Nougat, it will likely be difficult to recommend the telephone, regardless of the continuation of security improvements for the near future.
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What are your ideas on the Priv’s last stand? Anyone still gladly using these devices, or perhaps you have since upgraded to the KEYone?