No Nougat update for Priv, BlackBerry confirms

BlackBerry has confirmed that the Priv won't get the Nougat update. The confirmation came from Alex Thurber, who is the company's General Manager of BlackBerry Mobility Solutions.

As for the reason, Thurber noted that bringing together all the partners required for the whole effort would be next to impossible.

To quickly refresh, the Priv was made official back in November 2015. It came with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, but was updated to Android Marshmallow in April 2016. The device will continue to receive security updates though.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-696124

I'm not dissing PRIV or Blackberry, i never owned a blackberry and i like them, and i would hope every OEM would push Android OS update for at least 2 years. I just don't agree they drop new OS support after just one year, the priv costed 600-800 U...

  • AnonD-696124

I find it amazing when modders on XDA build an OREO ROM with no support whatsoever and sometimes it's developed by 1 to 2 people. Blackberry says it has to gather all it's peolpe for a single ROM. I bet they aren't more than 5 tbh. Ridiculous. Th...

  • Dovahkiin

What a pity. I have my Priv over a year now and it's been good for me with no problems. Would've love to see Nougat on it as the Priv is a extremely unique phone in today's market. The KeyOne is mediocre quality compared to its predecessor, and ...