BlackBerry has revealed that it will no longer be providing monthly security updates for its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The Priv has been around for more that two years and BlackBerry previously said that they would support the handset for two years after launch.
The company said that the handsets will continue to be covered by any warranties and if there are any critical vulnerabilities they will work with their partners to fix the vulnerabilities.
When we introduced our first Android device more than 24 months ago, we committed to delivering 2 years of monthly software updates for the PRIV. True to our word, we fulfilled this commitment though in truth, the PRIV’s built-in security posture had little need for many of the updates we delivered in conjunction with partners such as Google and Qualcomm.
Having now stepped outside the original 2-year window, we will no longer be delivering monthly updates for the PRIV moving forward.
You can find out more details about the Priv over at BlackBerry at the link below. It looks like the device will only get update is their are serious security flaws in the future.
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