No more upgrades for the BlackBerry PRIV

by Volker Weber

Alex Thurber, who is responsible for the mobile business at BlackBerry, has confirmed what I told you long ago: no upgrades from Android Marshmallow for the PRIV. This particular phone already received one upgrade from Android Lollipop. Alex evades questions about the DTEK phones, but I am pretty sure they will also remain on Marshmallow. BlackBerry is out of the phone business and their software customers who may have bought DTEKs, aren't really interested in upgrades. They want monthly security updates and that is what Thurber promises to provide.

The KEYone is a different story. That already ships with Nougat and will receive an upgrade to Oreo. Once it is there, it will be easier to provide updates and even more upgrades. And BlackBerry Mobile (TLC) has new devices in the pipeline. I supspect they will ship with Nougat and upgrade later.

Comments

Sad but expected...

On the other hand: No September update for the PRIV so far

Stefan Opitz, 2017-09-11

For the DTEK50 on day one. For all others, later. Very unpredictable.

Volker Weber, 2017-09-11

Disappointing.

Hanno Zulla, 2017-09-11

@Stefan: ich habe das September update für mein AT&T Priv seit 6.9...

Steffen Udolph, 2017-09-12

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