The BlackBerry Priv launched with Lollipop at a time when new android devices were coming out the gate with Marshmallow, but at the time, they promised that a Marshmallow update was on its way. Last week, during BlackBerry’s quarterly investor call, they let us know that the much awaited update will be available for download between late April and early May – just a matter of weeks now.
You can expect the update to bring among others:
- Now On Tap, which identifies keywords in your communications, apps and searches and automatically adds cards with relevant information, such as directions to a restaurant mentioned in your friend’s dinner invitation.
- Better battery life with Doze, which puts your PRIV into a sleep state when you haven’t used or moved it in a while, andApp Standby, which limits the impact of rarely used apps on your battery.
- Streamlined settings allow you to manage all of an app’s settings in one place.
- Auto backup for apps, which lets you seamlessly back up your apps and app data, and system settings backup, which allows you to back up things like sync, do not disturb and accessibility settings, so you can get right back where you were if you need to restore.
For those who can’t wait, or just love to tinker, BlackBerry has also made the beta Marshmallow update available however, its on an invite basis, and a visit to the beta registration page says the programme is full already, however, you can still join the waiting list if you’re interested at this link.