With the Android Marshmallow software update soon to roll out to the BlackBerry Priv, some more good new to BlackBerry fan rooting for the incorporation of Android OS. After the positive reception and the commercial success witnessed with the launch of BlackBerry's Priv handsets, BlackBerry has disclosed its plans to move completely to Android operating system software. According to John Chen the company's CEO, all the BlackBerry devices set to be launched in 2016 will be powered by Google's Android operating system. BlackBerry was once a giant in the smartphone industry but for a good part of the last decade, BlackBerry has struggled to impress new users. This has been largely because a huge percentage of the market have focused more on things such as access to apps and games rather than security and enterprise which have always been BlackBerry's BlackBerry OS pivotal strengths. This seems like a long overdue move by the company which powered their devices with BlackBerry 10 until the launch of the Priv. The BlackBerry was officially released in November of 2015 running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool