BlackBerry Priv Gets First Monthly Security Update

With the Android StageFright library loophole scaring Android users all over the world, BlackBerry users might get a sigh of relief as the Canada based Smartphone manufacturer has kept its promise of monthly security upgrades. Yes, the first security update for the Blackberry Priv smartphone has been released.

For those who don’t know, BlackBerry’s flagship device, Priv, is a slider Android smartphone that was released a few weeks ago at $699 in the US.

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While the Privs bagged from ShopBlackBerry should have started receiving an update earlier than the ones purchased on contract basis from Carriers, the security patches were released this Monday. BlackBerry’s official blog reflected the update as serving productivity and security improvements. The update package is 475MB in size and can easily be downloaded over LTE, 3G or WiFi.

Precisely, the update adds enhanced security features covering basic loopholes in Android and much more as a part of the company’s first monthly security update being referred to as “December’s security patches” by BlackBerry. Minor improvements were noted in the update, worth mentioning is an improved and fixed camera, which is now a faster app as a result of code tweaks along with a better image sensing module for enhanced photography in low light conditions. Priv’s system software has also witnessed certain key changes on the back end to improve overall system performance and reduced crashes and freezing offering more stability.

The company has also announed that stock its very own Android apps such as Blackberry Hub and Keyboard, Blackberry Camera, and DTEK will too receive upgrades via Google Play on December 14. Furthermore, BlackBerry might release the Android v6.0 Marshmallow for Priv anytime soon.