As March draws to a close, owners of BlackBerry Priv are still waiting for the update to Android Marshmallow, expected in the first quarter of this year and also promised by the president of the company during the CES 2016. Although still there is no official release date, the first confirmation of its existence emerged through a video on YouTube, which would portray BlackBerry Priv carrying the latest Android 6.0.1 distribution.
The BlackBerry Priv owners are waiting to receive the coveted Android Marshmallow update whose arrival, as promised by the President of the company, was to be expected in the first quarter of this year. But the company is still trying to reassure users by making them understand that it is committed to the release of Marshmallow, and decided to do so by disseminating a video on YouTube in which is portrayed a BlackBerry Priv with Android 6.0.1.
At the interface level it should not be changed at all, the real novelty emerges from Marshmallow and by a level of optimization already optimum, to ensure a higher fluidity than before. From the video you can see the Doze mode and the ability to stop some applications when the phone is idle, or standby, also can prolong the battery life, and finally, all the new permission management, allowing you to giving more freedom to the user with applications.
In what is a brief review of the smartphone, we see in fact that this is updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, even if the interface does not appear to have been revolutionized in particular. We still expect a better battery life thanks to Doze, and one of the capillary permission management, but that does not rule out further optimizations by BlackBerry.
The wait could therefore be shorter, and also be preceded by a public beta before the final release. We do not know if the one shown in the video is a semi-final firmware version and we have no indications on the latter’s release time, but now you have reason to believe that it can really be around the corner. Meanwhile, enjoy it with a preview video.