BlackBerry Priv’s Marshmallow update rolls out to all
BlackBerry has started rolling out its latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to all Priv handsets, just two weeks after it kicked off its beta test.
The release brings features like Doze and Google Now on Tap, plus slow-motion video recording, improved typing, a greater BlackBerry Hub experience, and more.
“Android Marshmallow on PRIV gives users more tools to spark their creativity, improve their productivity and enhance their security,” BlackBerry says. It contains everything you would expect from a Marshmallow upgrade and more.
That includes Android’s latest app permissions system, the latest emoji, and Google Now on Tap, which lets you access useful information and services anywhere across Android. It also adds Doze, which has been brilliant on my Priv throughout the beta.
There are also a whole host of changes you won’t find on other Android handsets, like improvements to DTEK, BlackBerry’s security system; support for Slack, Skype, and Pinterest in the BlackBerry Hub; and the ability to swipe type on the physical keyboard.
The update also makes the Priv’s camera faster, adds slow-motion video recording at up to 120fps, and makes some nice improvements to the stock launcher, like the ability to organize apps into categories.
BlackBerry says Marshmallow will be available to unlocked Priv handsets first, before making its way to others via their carriers. Lookout for an update notification on yours!