Despite the lack of a launch event, the BlackBerry Priv has finally arrived this month, although you may still have to wait a few days before the phone starts shipping out. BlackBerry has also been dishing out a few more details about the handset lately and has announced that an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is planned for the future.
According to BlackBerry’s President of Devices, Ron Louks, a Marshmallow update will be heading to the Priv “sometime in the new year.” That may sound like a pretty wide release margin, but it is reassuring to know that ongoing support for the handset is planned. It certainly wouldn’t be a good start to BlackBerry’s Android career if the company failed to bring the latest version of Android to its only handset.
BlackBerry has also recently announced that the phone will be receiving monthly Android security updates, at least so long as you buy it through the BlackBerry shop. The manufacturer is planning to roll out updates within a month after Google releases them, at least in Europe. Carrier branded handsets may have to wait a little longer, and we can assume that the same will be true for the Marshmallow update.
Do you think that BlackBerry is setting itself up for success with the Priv? Are you planning to buy one?