BlackBerry's Alex Thurber published a blog post stating that the company won't roll out monthly updates for the PRIV anymore. This announcement comes as the device steps outside BlackBerry's two-year update policy. But they have also promised to provide security support in case of a critical issue that poses threat to the regular usage scenarios. The company has even stated that many of its monthly security updates weren't necessary because the PRIV's built-in protection kept it secure from numerous threats that were being resolved. It was disappointing news, though the company said it would continue smaller Priv updates for a while.
"When we introduced our first Android device more than 24 months ago, we committed to delivering 2 years of monthly software updates for the Priv".
It has been two whole years since BlackBerry announced a new device running BB10 software and the manufacturer has confirmed the software will only get any kind of support for another two years.
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At the same time, BlackBerry has announced that it will introduce a trade-up program for current BlackBerry customers who are still using the Priv as well as those holding onto BB10 and BBOS devices soon.
Stay tuned to this site for details on how to take advantage of the trade-up program and we look forward to your continuing loyalty and interest in BlackBerry.
"With its excellent hardware keyboard, BlackBerry's Android-powered KeyOne phone is a messaging marvel for a niche audience", PCMag's Lead Mobile Analyst Sascha Segan wrote. First, we want to say thank you for your continued interest and passion for all things BlackBerry.