BlackBerry ends Priv support

BlackBerry says it has dropped Priv from the list of Android
devices presently getting support for monthly security updates from the corporation.
The smartphone was launched way back in November 2015, so this simply means the
company is still on track with its two-year support policy.
BlackBerry ends Priv support

Though, the company maintained that it will not stop to fulfil
all warranty commitments for the phone. Then, should there be any critical
security vulnerability, Priv owners can expect a fix for the problem from
“Should a critical
vulnerability be exposed we will engage our partners as needed to develop and
deliver necessary patches,”
Blackberry said in a blog post.
BlackBerry also disclosed that they’ll will soon be bringing
up a trade-up program for present BlackBerry Priv users as well as those with
BB10 and BBOS devices. The program will provide users discounts and incentives
to give them opportunity to upgrade their device to a new Keyone or Motion.
This brings us to another related news, where-in the
Canadian company confirmed they’ll continue supporting BB10 and BBOS devices
for at least two more years. While that’s definitely good, there’s some bad
news as well. The company said they “will
be closing some ancillary services such as the BlackBerry World app store
(12/31/2019), the BlackBerry Travel site (February 2018), and the Playbook
video calling service (March 2018)”
for current device owners.
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