BlackBerry Priv won't get Android Oreo, DTEKs also unlikely

BlackBerry confirms Priv will not get Nougat KeyONE to get Oreo
     
     
       By John Hoff

BlackBerry confirms Priv will not get Nougat KeyONE to get Oreo By John Hoff

This is the type of bad news we're seeing with the BlackBerry Priv now as well.

Judging by the feedback I received on YouTube, BlackBerry fanboys hated my mickey-taking of the Priv, but to be fair - I liked BlackBerry's stated intention to focus on privacy and security.

He did mention that BlackBerry will continue to roll out security updates for the Priv, and that these updates alone "required a complex matrix of partners working together, including the licensees, carriers, Qualcomm and BlackBerry". That question has now been answered by BlackBerry, and most owners won't like it. While the Priv did get updated from Lollipop (5.0) to Marshmallow (6.0) a year ago, BlackBerry's experience back then proved to them how hard a task that would be. It did receive the update to Marshmallow but Alex Thurber, the GM of BlackBerry Mobility Solutions, recently confirmed that the company did not have any plans to update the device to Android 7.x Nougat.

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Further, Thurber did not clarify whether other DTEK smartphones including DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 will receive future OS updates or not. The company prides itself in how secure their software is (even when it's built on top of Android) and they were even able to release their software update before Google did on occasion.

Consequently, it seems as though owners of the BlackBerry Priv and other devices left behind will have to turn to custom ROMs should they wish to see a more recent version of Android grace their device.

BlackBerry's existence in the cell phone market was challenged severely with the launch of Android and iOS devices.

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Originally launched back in March in India, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) comes with features like 5.7-inch full HD screen, 3GB of RAM, 16MP primary camera, and 3600 mAh battery. The Priv comes with 32GB internal storage with microSD card support for up to 2TB. It features a 18MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and OIS.

There was some good news to come out of the, er, "Blogcast", though.

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