Blackberry Priv Gets Android Marshmallow

Following the announcement of Android Marshmallow Beta Program earlier this month, Blackberry is back once again with some pretty excting news and has announced that all Blackberry Priv owners will now be able to get Google's latest and sweetest Android OS.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Blackberry Priv features:

  • DTEK by BlackBerry – You can now choose exactly which permissions each of your apps can use, directly from the DTEK app
  • BlackBerry Keyboard –The BlackBerry Keyboard has been updated to provide better predictive typing, accuracy, and control. Plus express the full range of your emotions with over 200 new and updated emojis
  • BlackBerry Hub – Now view notifications from even more of your favorite social media apps such as Instagram, Skype, Slack and Pinterest directly in BlackBerry Hub so you can manage all of your messages in one place. 
  • Battery Life Enhancements – Get even more out of your battery on PRIV, with updates to further improve your battery life. When your device is at rest, Doze will automatically put it into a sleep state to increase your standby battery life. 
  • Mute Indicator – Users can now see the phone’s mute status at a glance via the floating phone indicator that appears when a call is active. Green for when call is active and not muted, yellow for when a call is active and currently muted
  • BlackBerry Launcher – The Launcher now allows you to customize your home screen experience even further by selecting and deleting your default home screen. Your application grid will now also be sorted into Recent, Personal, and Work sections
  • BlackBerry Camera – You can now capture video in slow motion, or at 24fps to achieve professional and cinematic motion quality
  • May 2016 security Patch
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now rolling out as a free software update to all Blackberry Priv devices. However, some users may not get the update immediately depending on carrier and region.