For all the users who have purchased Blackberry Priv, we wish to give you a bad news if you were to be awaiting the Android 7 Nougat Update.
Alex Thurber, BlackBerry’s GM of Mobility Solutions mentioned in a blog saying Priv will not be receiving the Nougat update. In the UTB blogs, he stated that the complex nature of working with its partners made the release impossible.
He further mentioned in the blog it might also affect the roll out of the Nougat update for DTEK series of devices. Though we are still not clear if the updates will come or not but the statements made in the blog suggests it’s rather unlikely.
On the positive aspect as far as Blackberry users are concerned Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 will continue to receive Android security patches in the future.
As far as the good news goes Blackberry partners will soon be rolling out the Android 8 Oreo update for the KEYone smartphone. Though the exact release dates are not confirmed.
BlackBerry – Krypton receives certification
In yet another related news BlackBerry smartphone BBD100-1, codenamed Krypton, was recently spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance website. This certainly indicated Blackberry is nearing the actual release of the phone. The Blackberry Krypton is rumored to be powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, and 4GB of RAM, full HD display, Android Nougat and with a 4000 mAh battery and fingerprint sensor in the home button. The Phone will have no physical keyboard, it is all touch smartphone