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.

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BlackBerry Priv to receive monthly Android security patches

November 4, 2015

Do you think that BlackBerry is setting itself up for success with the Priv? Are you planning to buy one?

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Tristan Edwards

    sure hope so

  • Sweet

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    They need to turn a profit if they’re going to stay in the game.. They need to sell 6,000,000 units..5,400,000 more than they sold last year. The company is probably going to close its doors