John Chen, CEO of Blackberry announced that the first Google-powered Blackberry smartphone, BlackBerry Priv will receive the much-awaited Android Marshmallow update towards the end of April or early May. Most of the other manufacturers have already pushed the Android 6.0 update for their devices, and this Canadian OEM will also follow the suit soon.
Blackberry offers amazing proprietary custom software and the user interface of the BlackBerry Priv has received a lot of accolades. Most users and experts agree that the UI offered by Blackberry adds to the Android experience.
The UI enriches the experience in many ways like the Hub manages the notifications and schedules of the users. Priv also has a similar feature like that of the Galaxy Edge, users can swipe the right edge of the screen which will then provide options for many quick actions. The keyboard software provided by Blackberry in the Priv is also worth praising.
Android Marshmallow will bring a plethora of new features like Doze, App Standby, Enhanced App Permissions, etc. These features are expected to enhance the handset and provide users with a richer experience.
But it’s still not sure whether it would employ all the new features offered by the Android Marshmallow, like the Adoptable Storage option as many others OEMs like Samsung and LG didn’t adapt this feature.
The Android Marshmallow has been expected for the Priv since January when Ron Louks from Blackberry had told the media about the upcoming Marshmallow update at the CES event. We’ll keep you posted with all the latest developments, so stay tuned.