Blackberry Priv and DTEK Series May Not Receive Android Oreo Update

BlackBerry consumers may be in for bad news as there will be no Android Nougat update for the BlackBerry Priv. One of the biggest takeaways from the podcast was that Thurber was able to confirm that Priv will not receive an update to Android 7 Nougat. It launched with Android Lollipop and received an update to Marshmallow in 2016. However, Thurber did not shed light on the Nougat update for the DTEK smartphones and said it is most unlikely that phones will see a Nougat update. This of course has not bee confirmed so it could possibly change.

Alex Thurber commented as to how getting updates for these devices was a complicated process including partnerships with Carriers and chipset makers. Google had officially announced the Android 7.0 Nougat on August 23 and it took 143 days for Samsung to release the official software update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in China and the U.K. It took 180 days for the Nougat update to arrive in the USA and T-Mobile was the first one to release it. Verizon was the last among the popular US carriers to release the update few weeks later.

On a positive note, BlackBerry will continue to deliver security updates for BlackBerry Priv as well the DTEK series.

The BlackBerry Priv is by no means an old phone.

On the camera front, the Galaxy A7 (2017) sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording, and another 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 on the front for selfies and video chats.

Over 1.3GB in size, the Galaxy A7 update brings the same new features and improvements that other mid-range Galaxy smartphones are getting. You also get up to 2TB expandable storage using microSD card. No Nogat update sadly, but on a positive note, the device comes with added features like DTEK security and BlackBerry Hub.



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