Remember BlackBerry PRIV? BlackBerry’s first Android-powered machine launched two years prior to now? While that’s not too prolonged a interval for a smartphone nevertheless BlackBerry PRIV householders are in for an unpleasant info.

Today, BlackBerry launched that it gained’t be rolling out any additional security updates for the machine. While BlackBerry saved rolling mounted updates for the same old two-year exchange assure interval that every Android machine comes with, it gained’t get these month-to-month updates anymore.

BlackBerry’s Alex Thurber printed a weblog submit stating that the company gained’t roll out month-to-month updates for the PRIV anymore. However, he did assure that the machine is safe possibly safer than completely different devices inside the fluctuate. He moreover promised that the company will proceed supporting the loyal clients should any topic come up. Although BlackBerry PRIV not at all purchased updated to even Android Nougat, BlackBerry did assist it for full 23 months in terms of security updates. Thankfully, the company will rapidly open a trade-up for the PRIV, BB10, and BBOS devices.

Check out Thurber’s full assertion:

When we launched our first Android machine higher than 24 months prior to now, we devoted to delivering 2 years of month-to-month software program program updates for the PRIV. True to our phrase, we fulfilled this dedication though actually, the PRIV’s built-in security posture had no use for many the updates we delivered along with companions akin to Google and Qualcomm.
Having now stepped exterior the distinctive 2-year window, we’ll not be delivering month-to-month updates for the PRIV transferring forward. That acknowledged, we proceed to assist our loyal clients as follows:
First, we’ll in spite of everything fulfill all assure obligations for the PRIV.
Second, as outlined above we contemplate our telephones are inherently safer as a result of finest method they’ve been designed with security options from the inside out.
Third, should a vital vulnerability be uncovered we’ll work together our companions as wished to develop and ship compulsory patches.
Fourth, we’re thrilled to announce that with our companions at BlackBerry Mobile we’ll rapidly be introducing a trade-up program for current BlackBerry prospects who’re nonetheless using the PRIV along with these holding onto BB10 and BBOS devices. Stay tuned for particulars and put together to enhance to a BlackBerry KEYone or Motion, primarily probably the most secure Android smartphones on the planet.

The trade-up program will likely let PRIV, BB10, and BBOS clients buy BlackBerry KEYone or Motion at a lowered pricing. We assume that solely BlackBerry loyalist could possibly be inclined within the path of this technique, as for conventional PRIV householders, they’ve larger decisions exterior BlackBerry ecosystem.


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