BlackBerry Priv now runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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The Blackberry Priv has started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and users will need to check for the latest software updates on their Priv devices. BlackBerry confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolled out to the Priv by late April and it has lived up to promise.

Since Blackberry users are new to such “android updates”, you should read up on exactly what will be introduced with the , be sure to check out the full review over here: 10 Main Features Of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

According to BlackBerry, the new Android M update on Priv will allow users to improve their mobile security by giving them new opportunities to monitor and control privacy with the DTEK app. The camera app is also expected to get some improvements with the new update.

“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,” ‎said John Chen, executive chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.

The new update also brings new features to the BlackBerry Keyboard with more emojis, new gesture typing mode, enhanced word prediction, better cursor control, among other things.

Also with the Doze mode of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Priv is expected to get a boost in the battery life. You can also shoot slow motion video at 30fps.

Meanwhile, Android users who might want to test-drive the Priv’s interface look and custom apps with the latest marshmallow update right on their Android phone can use the Blackberry Priv launcher app.

The Android M is the 6th major version of the OS and Google introduced this version of Android at its annual developer summit in August, 2015.

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