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BlackBerry Priv will not be updated to Android Oreo, confirms company

The confirmation comes from Alex Thurber, General Manager, BlackBerry Mobility Solutions.

BlackBerry Priv will not receive either Android Nougat or Android Oreo update. The confirmation comes from Alex Thurber, General Manager, BlackBerry Mobility Solutions.

According to a report by CrackBerry, Thurber explained that it is next to impossible to bring together all the partners required for the whole the effort. This seems BlackBerry Priv has reached its end. However, Thurber says that the smartphone will receive security updates from BlackBerry along with other DTEK smartphones.

Further, Thurber did not clarify whether other DTEK smartphones including DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 will receive future OS updates or not. He termed it unlikely, however, he says that the smartphones will receive security updates. On the other hand, Thurber said that the KEYone will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.

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To recall, BlackBerry Priv was launched in India in 2015 and in 2016 it got Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. It comes with a 5.4-inch display with Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution. The AMOLED screen is slightly curved in the edges. The smartphone has a slider QWERTY keypad as well. The BlackBerry Priv comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system and is run by the Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor with the help of 3 GB RAM. The smartphone offers 32 GB internal storage and a 200 GB micro SD card slot.

The handset is armed with an 18-megapixel rear camera that comes with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash light. It has a 2-megapixel front camera.

The smartphone offers single SIM, 4G, WiFi (a/b/g/n), WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 A2DP LE, GPS with AGPS and a micro USB 2.0 port. The Priv has a 3410 mAh battery and comes in black colour only.

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