BlackBerry announces BB10 extension, new upgrade program

BlackBerry announces BB10 extension, new upgrade program

Moreover, BlackBerry Priv can't even count on the transition to Android 7 Nougat, hitherto working on Android 6 Marshmallow, and certainly it was never released Android 8 and subsequent versions of the mobile platform from Google.

Blackberry has also announced that they will soon start a trade-up program for BlackBerry Priv users as well as the BB10 and BBOS devices holders.

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. The company has chose to pull the plug on the Blackberry Priv and it will no longer receive any more monthly updates. He also promised that the company will continue supporting the loyal users should any issue arise.

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But now that timeframe is at an end, and BlackBerry won't be extending support for the device.

The single-SIM phone ran Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and came with BlackBerry's own secure and productivity modifications up top. Its sales were very high, but it will no longer receive monthly security updates. Third, we want to reward your loyalty by committing to providing you with at least two full years of additional support for BB10 and at least two full years of BlackBerry network access for BBOS devices.

The PRIV is designed in such a way that it features security protection from the initial construction of the hardware, and BlackBerry has created a layered system that should protect the PRIV from most, if not all, threats.

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In a bid to keep hold of the millions of users of legacy BlackBerry devices, the firm also announced a trade-up programme that will give customers "significant" discounts if they swap their current Blackberry device for a BlackBerry KeyOne or Motion handset.

However, the company did mention that it will continue to fulfill any warranty obligations for the Priv and if there are any critical vulnerabilities it will work with the partners to offer patches.

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