A telephone of 2015 that is updated in 2018, ‘Rare avis’ … It should be more usual, but the truth…
A telephone of 2015 that is updated in 2018, ‘Rare avis’ … It should be more usual, but the truth is that It is news that the Chinese-Canadian manufacturer has updated the BlackBerry Priv three years later of its launch, and is news precisely because no manufacturer usually does.
In fact, a few days ago that own Samsung 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 Android smartphones with Android and physical QWERTY keyboard that we will see this exercise.
The update it’s unexpected , and that is TCL-Blackberry itself had ceased support of the BlackBerry Priv end of 2017, although they now affirm that users have the right 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.
The words of BlackBerry have penetrated deep into my brain. 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 cuatros and without having seen corrected vulnerabilities very important that put their owners at risk.
Be that as it may, BlackBerry makes us happy but at the moment is alone in this policy of updates , so there is no better than throwing the complaint into the air and that it is the manufacturers who pick up the glove.
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 too much penetration neither in Spain nor in Latin America, so it will affect a few users.
There is not changelog to assess the changes implemented, and although a vulnerability considered critical by BlackBerry is corrected, the truth is that 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 that is why it cost nothing to implement the latest Android patches.
If you have a Priv and you can not update it by problems with verification , we leave you right here below a link to the manufacturer’s website with the instructions to correct the problem .
Without a doubt good news 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 is finally compatible with Android 8.0 Oreo.
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