BlackBerry will not leave its users behind and updates the security of its BlackBerry Priv.A 2015 phone that is updated in 2018, ‘rare avis’ … It should be more usual, but the fact is that it is news that the Chinese-Canadian manufacturer has updated the BlackBerry Priv three years after its launch, and is news precisely because No manufacturer usually does it.
In fact, a few days ago that Samsung itself abandoned the support of the Galaxy S6 , its high range in that same year 2015, although it seems that TCL-BlackBerry is serious about rescuing the brand despite the poor economic results , and this security update is the prelude to the two BlackBerry smartphones with Android and physical QWERTY keyboard that we will see this exercise.
The update is unexpected , and is that the TCL-Blackberry itself had ceased support for the BlackBerry Priv late 2017, although they now claim that users are entitled to an update if the security and privacy of their data or devices is at risk:
If a critical vulnerability occurs, we will hire our partners, if necessary, to develop and provide users with patches as necessary.
BlackBerry Priv bathed in gold
No manufacturer should abandon its customers and users.The words of BlackBerry have penetrated deep into my brain, because the truth is that no manufacturer should abandon its users , at least with regard to critical security problems, and this practice is a tangible reality in the industry.
In fact, more than 40% of Android devices continue in obsolete versions of the operating system, without support for more than 3 or 4 fours and without having seen corrected very important vulnerabilities that put their owners at risk.
Be that as it may, BlackBerry is happy but at the moment it is alone in this policy of updates , so there is no better than throwing the complaint into the air and it is the manufacturers who pick up the glove.
BlackBerry KEYOne with physical keyboard
Correcting a security problem without changing the security patches
The new compilation AAW068 is already being distributed for the Priv of BlackBerry, with a weight of about 100 MB, although we assume that the device has not had much penetration in Spain or Latin America, so it will affect a few users.
There is no changelog to assess the changes implemented, and although a vulnerability considered critical by BlackBerry is corrected, the security patches do not change since the last update launched for the BB Priv, so in this case we must pull the ears to the manufacturer, and is that already put nothing cost to implement the latest Android patches.
If you have a Priv and you can not update it due to problems with the verification , we leave you here below a link to the manufacturer’s website with instructions to correct the problem .
Undoubtedly, good news is the great commitment of the Canadian firm , now in the hands of the Chinese giant TCL, which will surely leave many users happy, and that also BlackBerry has accompanied an update of its app BlackBerry Password Keeper , a password manager that at last it is compatible with Android 8.0 Oreo.