BlackBerry devices might not be the most popular these days, but they still have a loyal fanbase that deserves to receive proper software updates, when necessary. Latest info says a new firmware is seeding to the BlackBerry Priv. The version number changed to AAW068, although the security patch level remains unchanged. Given that there are no new visible new features or UI changes we are most likely looking at a critical vulnerability fix. Weighing a bit over 100 MB, the patch might have problems with verification, but you can follow the Source link below for instructions on…
BlackBerry has announced that it is extending support for BB10 and BBOS up to 2019 and the company also said that it will soon introduce a new trade-up program which will offer significant discounts and incentive for current BlackBerry users to upgrade to a new BlackBerry device. While the company will support BB10 and BBOS till 2019, the … Continue reading “BlackBerry extends support for BB10 and BBOS to 2019, ends support for BlackBerry Priv”
BlackBerry launched into the Android world in 2015 with the Priv, a phone to satisfy those who need to be super-secure. At that time, the company promised that it would update the phone for two years, though it was pretty confident in its ability to lockdown insecure parts of the operating system. That 24-month period has come and gone, and sure enough, BlackBerry is officially cutting off support for the phone.
BlackBerry cuts off updates for the PRIV, right after its 24-month promise ended was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Heads up, BlackBerry Priv owners, because a major announcement regarding your device has been made.
BlackBerry has announced that it will no longer offer monthly updates for the BlackBerry Priv. When the Priv was first announced, BlackBerry committed to two years of monthly updates for the device. Now that those two years are up, BlackBerry is ceasing the monthly updates.
BlackBerry does say that it’ll continue to fulfill any warranty obligations for the Priv and that it’ll also offer patches for critical vulnerabilities.
This news is a bit of a bummer for BlackBerry Priv owners, but it’s also not terribly surprising. BlackBerry said earlier this year that it wouldn’t update the Priv to Nougat, suggesting that its software support for the device was winding down along with its two year commitment.
In other BlackBerry news, the company said that it’ll continue supporting its BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS customers for at least another two years. However, the BlackBerry World app store will close on December 31, 2019, the BlackBerry Travel site will close in February 2018, and the BlackBerry PlayBook video calling service will close in March 2018.
BlackBerry has announced that it’s dropping Priv from the list of Android devices currently enjoying support for monthly security updates from the company. The phone was launched back in November 2015, so the step is inline with the company’s two-year support policy. However, the company stressed that it will continue to fulfill all warranty obligations for the handset. Plus, in case a critical security vulnerability gets exposed, Priv users can expect a fix for the problem from the company. “Should a critical vulnerability be exposed we will engage our partners as needed to develop…
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. Source | Via
The BlackBerry Priv was an odd device for many reasons. It was the first Android phone from BlackBerry, it was a flagship device with a physical keyboard, and it was the last phone manufactured in-house by BlackBerry. But as many Priv owners have probably been expecting, it won’t receive further updates.
BlackBerry’s General manager of Mobilty Solutions, Alex Thurber, confirmed the news during the 100th episode of the UTB Blogcast.
BlackBerry confirms the Priv won’t get Android Nougat was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Most major third-party retailers are offering the BlackBerry Priv for about $ 270, but thanks to this new deal you can grab a unit for even less. eBay retailer buyspry has the phone listed for $ 224.99. The model on offer is STV100-2, which means the unit is only compatible with GSM networks like T-Mobile and AT&T. Aside from the US, shipping is also available for many other countries, but – needless to say – the price won’t remain same. No information on when the deal ends. For more information, head to the Source link below. Source | Via
By now the BlackBerry Priv has lost most of its shine and appeal, but if you’re looking for a good enough smartphone at a decent price either for a relative or as a second device, then the Priv is worth considering. Add the fact that it’s one of the rare Android smartphones with a physical keyboard and it can easily tickle the fancy of a few users who won’t touch a phone without a real QWERTY.
[Deal Alert] BlackBerry Priv STV100-2 32GB down to $ 225 on eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.