The BlackBerry Priv was launched in October last year and released in November. The flagship device of the Canadian smartphone manufacturer comes with Android Lollipop out of the box, and back in November, the company stated that the Android Marshmallow software update will reach the first Android BlackBerry sometime in the New Year. Everyone thought that this statement meant that the latest version of the operating system will start rolling out in the first weeks of 2016, but it seems we were all mistaken, jumping into conclusions like that. At the Consumer Electronics Show, BlackBerry’s President of Devices Ron Louks said that the software update is still on hold and that the company will disclose more information on the matter sometime in the first quarter of this year.
Although this wasn’t the news that BlackBerry fans were waiting for, at least now they know that they will know more about the eagerly awaited software update in the next three months. The information regarding the operating system update wasn’t the only one disclosed by Ron Louks, he also mentioned that there is a number of third-party accessories for the BlackBerry Priv on the way, but just like the Marshmallow update, the date of launch is still unknown. It is most likely that the Canadian company will not disclose any further information until the Mobile World Congress trade show which will take place in Barcelona, Spain between February 22 and 25.
BlackBerry fans got some bad news from the Canadian company these days. First the CEO of the smartphone manufacturer stated that the company will only launch smartphones running on Android this year, and now the President of Devices disappointed the users that were hoping for a software update in the near future. Still, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: the software update will roll out eventually, and if the sales of the new devices will be impressive enough, the company will deliver smartphones running on BlackBerry 10 again.