View Poll Results: Do you think the Priv will get an update to Android O?

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  • Of course! Seems like a no-brainer!

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  • In the words of Samuel Goldwyn, it's a "definite maybe."

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  • No way.

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  1. Q's Avatar
    Do you think the Priv is likely to get an update to Android O? Going by how long ago was released, for most manufacturers the answer would be a clear "No way." On the other hand, with Google's interest in getting more phones running the latest version and BlackBerry having only 4 current Android devices to support vs more for just about any other manufacturer, I think someone might be able to make a good case.

    Chime in!
    03-21-2017 04:33 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Almost definitely not. In addition to major firmware updates not being a priority to BlackBerry, BlackBerry also killed off it's mobile division, sold it's branding and software packages to TCL, the device has hardware limitations that likely cannot be overcome (SoC in this case, drivers being abandoned by Qualcomm) and at this time, it's not even obvious that it's going to get Nougat.
    03-21-2017 06:40 PM
  3. meattray's Avatar
    Likely not. I'm fairly certain it will get Nougat but anything further is unlikely I'd say at this point.
    03-21-2017 07:49 PM
  4. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Almost definitely not. In addition to major firmware updates not being a priority to BlackBerry, BlackBerry also killed off it's mobile division, sold it's branding and software packages to TCL, the device has hardware limitations that likely cannot be overcome (SoC in this case, drivers being abandoned by Qualcomm) and at this time, it's not even obvious that it's going to get Nougat.
    Nexus 5x with the same 808 is getting O.

    I don't think the Priv will get O, but not the explanation you gave.
    03-21-2017 10:56 PM
  5. ReluctantDroid's Avatar
    I think it will depend on the level of effort required for firmware and other configuration issues. Since BlackBerry is committed to frequent security updates anyway, it might be easier for them to support fewer OS versions.

    By that logic, if they can update ALL of their Android phones to O, it might happen.

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    03-24-2017 07:10 PM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    Do you think the Priv is likely to get an update to Android O?
    Chime in!
    I would say Yes for a couple reasons. the first being the history of Blackberry and updates for their devices. All through Blackberry 10, every phone besides the ones that didn't have enough storage always got the latest update.

    The next reason to say yes would be that the nexus 5x got the thumbs up from Google so the Blackberry Priv is definitely able to support it. Just depends if Blackberry release it for the device.

    I think there is a 95% chance that Android O will be the last OS update but maybe we can have a Priv 2 by then
    03-25-2017 02:59 PM

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