BlackBerry Priv rolled out with Android Marshmallow

BlackBerry Priv - Android Marshmallow
BlackBerry Priv - Android Marshmallow

BlackBerry Priv: BlackBerry, a Canadian telecommunication, and wireless equipment company have rolled out a new Android version 6.0 update in its previous phone which was launched in October last year and was available in India from January this year. The  is the first phone in Blackberry series which has come out with the Android Marshmallow. As currently, only 4% of Android smartphones in the world are operating on Android’s latest version. And, to beat the burn of competition, the company has to come up with the up-to-date version.

The update is now available to the users who have bought the phone via the BlackBerry store i.e. However, the other owners of the BlackBerry Priv will get an update from May 3 which is not so far. The company says that the users can download it from the device and suggested to download it via Wi-Fi to avoid the data charges and also claimed that the process will take time.  Users can manually see for the updates Settings > About > System Update > Check for update.

About the update, CEO John Chen of BlackBerry said, “Priv by BlackBerry is the most secure Android device in the market, and we continue to find ways to further enhance users’ security and privacy by adding new features with the Marshmallow operating system update,” ‎

The update has enhanced many features and improved the efficiency of the phone. The major augmentation is in the Battery feature, as the update includes the automated system, Doze, that will put your device into sleep mode when the phone is at rest and has not been interacted with. There is also an automatic app standby function, which will help in avoiding the draining of battery life from infrequently used apps.

Not only this, but the update also gives you access to over and above 200 new and updated emojis.

A new and improved Blackberry Hub is also supported by the update, which helps in encrypting and signing the e-mails, keeping their sensitive data private. And further on, the client can also organize and manage their notifications using apps like Slack. Instagram, and Pinterest.

The firm has stated that the features of the camera are also enhanced that allows the client to record videos at 24 frames per second (fps) in 4K. Along with it, the videos can be captured at 120fps for “smooth” audio-free slow motion playback at 30fps.

Apart, from it, the security function is also supported by DTEK app. It will help the users in providing more ways to improve the mobile security, control and monitor the privacy of the phone. Blackberry keyboard is also updated with Swipe feature. The customer can swipe on the physical keyboard as well as an on-screen keyboard too.