For those of you who bought the BlackBerry Priv from T-Mobile (USA), I have some good news, you will soon be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow! Blackberry started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow towards the end of April 2016, however it has taken a little longer for the upgrade to come via some of the main carriers.
According to T-Mobile’s support page, “Beginning June 13, the BlackBerry PRIV receives a software update to Android version 6.0.1/build AAF153. This update provides features and improvements: Android Marshmallow software.” The release notes also mentioned “performance and stability enhancements.”
The new build number is “AAF153” and can be checked under Apps > Settings > About phone. If you have builds AAE134, AAD442, or AAD164 then you device can be upgrade. If you don’t have one of those build numbers then you don’t have a carrier variant of the BlackBerry Priv.
Among the many notable features that Marshmallow brings to the table are Doze mode, granular application permissions, Google Now on Tap, etc. BlackBerry has also thrown in quite a few of their own tweaks to the OS. You’ll find a lengthy changelog in this blog post.
Has your Priv received the update? If so, how are you liking it? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!