BlackBerry Priv receives first OTA update with monthly security patch

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv now receives its first monthly maintenance patch via OTA update. The update is 475MB in weight and is not a Marshmallow overhaul. However, it does offer some new improvements, optimizations and changes. The official blog of the company outlines some major changes in this update such as:

  • An improved camera:We’re implemented a number of tweaks that improve the speed of our camera app, and re-tuned it for better low-light image quality.
  • Better performance:We’ve also tweaked the PRIV’s software to improve overall system performance.
  • Improved stability:The update further includes a number of adjustments designed to improve device reliability and reduce instances of crashing and freezing.
  • Enhanced security:Lastly, the release includes December’s security patches – rest easy knowing your device is protected against the latest Android security threats.

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry’s official blog also mentions that the update is now available to all the BlackBerry Priv phones that are purchased through by checking for system updates in the setting menu. On the other hand, the carrier versions of this handset will receive this update on 7th December.

It is reported that the official apps of the company will also get updated via the Google Play Store starting 14th December. The apps will also get some new camera filters and keyboard tweaks. The Hub & Contacts apps will be updated to support WhatsApp. Also, the DTEK will get updated with new ways to notify you about some suspicious activity with sensitive information performed by your apps. Recently, the phone is made available with gold plating as well.

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