Nevertheless, the BlackBerry General Manager did mention that BlackBerry was still committed to providing security updates for the device as well as for other DTEK smartphones. And even though Nougat launched previous year and Oreo has already arrived, BlackBerry points the finger at Qualcomm for making the jump to Nougat so hard. It did receive the update to Marshmallow but Alex Thurber, the GM of BlackBerry Mobility Solutions, recently confirmed that the company did not have any plans to update the device to Android 7.x Nougat. In doing so, the company launched the Priv in October 2015, which was the first Android handset from the company.
There's a bad news for BlackBerry Priv users.
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Questions also arose relative to the DTEK series of devices, and while Thurber could not say with certainty whether an update would come, it seems pretty unlikely. The BlackBerry Priv packs a 5.4 inch dual curved display. However, Thurber noted the main reason for shelving further updates was simply to do resources and assembling a team to follow through on the finer details to bring Nougat to the Priv was 'impossible'. In the times when phones with physical keyboards are rare to find, BlackBerry Priv features a slider physical QWERTY keyboard rendering a corporate look to the device. It has an 18MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera for selfies. The Priv comes with 32GB internal storage with microSD card support for up to 2TB.
The handset launched with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on board but later upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No Nogat update sadly, but on a positive note, the device comes with added features like DTEK security and BlackBerry Hub.