BlackBerry Priv isn't being upgraded to Android Nougat

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Continuing the release of Android 7.0 update for Galaxy smartphones, Samsung India has now rolled out Nougat update for Galaxy A7 2017-variant. But time goes on and hardware component of the phone is not so impressive, plus it became known today that he will never get official update of its software. Last year, Blackberry remained silent in regards to Android Nougat update for the Priv.

The phone debuted with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in November 2015, and was upgraded to Marshmallow the following April, but that is where it will stay.

The confirmation comes from Alex Thurber, General Manager, BlackBerry Mobility Solutions.

It's likely bad news for owners of the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 smartphones, too.

Well, as The Register reports, maybe the BlackBerry Priv isn't going to be so different after all. However, it appears that the Canadian company - just like many other smartphone vendors - doesn't want to focus on its dated offering. But the expectation of two years' worth of major updates isn't set in stone, unless you have a Nexus or a Pixel phone. Unfortunately for owners of its more or less recent Android phones, they will be running into those limits hard.

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. It features a 18MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and OIS.

Backed by a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, the BlackBerry Priv sports 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The reason given for leaving DTEK phones behind was that the devices were "experimental" and were meant to test the collaboration between BlackBerry and TCL.

TCL, the company that builds and designs BlackBerry phones, is reportedly planning to launch a younger brethren of KEYone, and could launch in October.

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