Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BlackBerry Priv receives first OTA update, including monthly security patch

The BlackBerry Priv gets its first monthly maintenance patch via a 475 MB OTA update. While this particular update isn’t a Marshmallow overhaul, it does offer a bunch of new changes, improvements, and optimizations.

BlackBerry’s official blog outlines the major changes in the update including:
  • An improved camera: We’re implemented a number of tweaks that improve the speed of our camera app, and re-tuned it for better low-light image quality.
  • Better performance: We’ve also tweaked the PRIV’s software to improve overall system performance.
  • Improved stability: The update further includes a number of adjustments designed to improve device reliability and reduce instances of crashing and freezing.
  • Enhanced security: Lastly, the release includes December’s security patches – rest easy knowing your device is protected against the latest Android security threats.

The blog also mentions that the update is now available to all BlackBerry Priv units purchased through by checking for system updates in the settings menu. Carrier versions’ update will begin rolling out on December 7.

BlackBerry’s official apps will also be updated via the Google Play Store starting December 14 with new camera filters and keyboard tweaks. The Hub & Contacts apps will also be updated to support WhatsApp.

DTEK will also be updated with new ways for your device to notify you of suspicious activity with sensitive information performed by your apps.