BlackBerry Priv gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Peter, 26 April, 2016

For the few of you that have one, BlackBerry has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Priv. This is for devices sold in the US and Canada (STV100-1) as well as the UK and France (STV100-4). For carrier devices (STV100-2 and 3), the update will launch May 3.

The update brings the usual Marshmallow goodies, including Doze, which improves battery life. BlackBerry added additional security to the phone and says it works with carriers so they can provide monthly security updates.

The Hub is more secure with S/MIME email signing and encryption. It also supports Slack (a workplace chat app that has grown in popularity), Skype, as well as social network Pinterest.

The physical keyboard now supports swipe input too (a first on a hardware keyboard). BlackBerry Priv's on-screen keyboard does swipe input too.

The camera now features 24fps modes for 1080p and 720p, plus a 120fps slow-motion mode. The autofocus is slightly faster, but image quality is largely unchanged.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-525332
  • 27 Apr 2016
  • ssc

Ha ha. OK, so why are you even bothered about it..

  • AnonD-442781
  • 27 Apr 2016
  • pJm

The priv didn't sell as well as they thought it would. That's why they are trying to get into the midrange market as they couldn't get into the high end. When that fails they will leave the market, or at most they'd just make a few mid range devices....

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Apr 2016
  • 3xK

Knowledge is power, if you never read or even watched a presentation how would you know ? most comments here lack any research and until you take the time to evaluate there is no credibility to your comments. This site actually have a comparison cha...

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