BlackBerry Starts Testing Android Marshmallow for the Priv



After that video that leaked recently, it was only a matter of time. BlackBerry has started testing Android 6.0 builds for its Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv.

Users can register (here) to become part of the beta over the next two weeks. Not everyone can register to test Marshmallow on the Priv though. Priority will be given to those who bought their devices through Amazon, the BlackBerry Store and other select retailers.

Sales of BlackBerry devices have been lacklustre despite the Priv receiving positive reviews when it went on sale late last year. From BlackBerry’s latest stats, the Priv clearly failed to inspire more sales. According to the latest numbers released by the company, only 600,000 devices were sold in the last quarter of 2015, missing its targets by well over 250,000 units. It is not clear how many of those were Priv units.

BlackBerry is expected to release several Android smartphones this year.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.