Just after BlackBerry has launched its first smartphone ever with an Android OS, the BlackBerry Priv, steady sales of the device have began in the US even as Google announces its plans of giving monthly Android security updates. BlackBerry has seized this opportunity and enrolled for the same for its new Priv smartphone together with other smartphone manufacturers.
This monthly Android security update from Google entails an updated recent list of discovered Android vulnerabilities. This update for Priv will be available for devices purchased through shopblackberry.com as well as to authorized dealers and carriers who have accepted to be part of the monthly update schedule to facilitate delivery of these updates through OTA subscriptions.
Coupled to this monthly security updates from Google, BlackBerry has also said that it will be giving hotfix updates regularly all in the aim of fixing any urgent issues that may come up with regards to security in Android.
As BlackBerry is focusing to make Security and Privacy the main sale points for its new BlackBerry Priv, the move to have the monthly security updates from Google is therefore reasonable.
Many folks are looking forward to having a taste of what this new Android smartphone from BlackBerry is like. Truth is, if its advent is successful, then we can take to the bank the fact that more is yet to come from BlackBerry.
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