BlackBerry’s first ever Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, is set to receive the Android 6.0 soon. That is if a video that has surfaced online is anything to go by. The video shows the device running Google’s latest version of its mobile OS with the same customizations that BlackBerry had introduced in the Lollipop builds the device has been running since launch.
BlackBerry has been one of the few device makers who have been punctual in releasing the monthly security updates from Google to its Android device, the Priv. It has however, taken much longer to release the full Android 6.0 update. That is worrying because it only has one device to look after on Android. What happens when it has two or three as we hearing it plans to release at least two other Android-powered devices currently rumoured to be codenamed Hamburg and Rome?
Android Marshmallow brings with it several features like the ability for users to grant specific permissions to apps and Doze mode, a feature that puts apps that are not in use into deep sleep to avoid draining the battery.
Currently, Android 6.0 is installed on a paltry 2.3% of all Android devices.
It is not yet clear when BlackBerry will roll out the update to users of the Priv, one of the most highly-rated Android devices in 2015 but it should be soon.