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 16:00

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

Volker Weber, 2017-09-11 16:01

Disappointing.

Hanno Zulla, 2017-09-11 20:01

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

Steffen Udolph, 2017-09-12 20:41

Post a comment

Store next two fields in a cookie for you?




Use your full name and a working email address. Unless you want your comment to be removed. No kidding.

Recent comments

Armin Grewe on Android Enterprise Recommended at 21:02
Jean-Marc Autexier on Android Enterprise Recommended at 20:49
Volker Weber on Quo vadis IBM Connections? at 20:41
Samuel Orsenne on Ferrari Evolution at 12:38
Volker Weber on Android Enterprise Recommended at 11:21
Kai Nehm on Android Enterprise Recommended at 11:16
Stephan Wissel on Android Enterprise Recommended at 10:57
Karl Heindel on Ferrari Evolution at 21:21
Thomas Langel on Ferrari Evolution at 14:23
Maik Endler on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 13:51
Karl Heindel on Ferrari Evolution at 10:39
Sven Bühler on Ferrari Evolution at 23:53
Abdelkader Boui on Concept Zero :: Echo Dot auf Steckdose montieren at 18:37
Volker Weber on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 17:17
Volker Weber on Concept Zero :: Echo Dot auf Steckdose montieren at 16:04
Dirk Stelloh on Concept Zero :: Echo Dot auf Steckdose montieren at 15:59
Markus Philippi on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 21:47
Armin Grewe on Major Apple Crisis at 20:25
Jens Nullmeyer on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 20:24
Vitor Pereira on Attending IBM think 2018 at 19:27
Gabriella Davis on Attending IBM think 2018 at 15:15
Volker Weber on Attending IBM think 2018 at 14:00
Manfred Wiktorin on Attending IBM think 2018 at 13:59
Mick Moignard on Attending IBM think 2018 at 11:56
Volker Weber on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 11:39

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter

Local time is 21:43

visitors.gif