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  1. BBnewbie57's Avatar
    Would love a Priv, just wondering how long the update will last as compared to Dtek 50 or 60?
    03-09-17 11:31 AM
  2. oldsoul123's Avatar
    The specs for all these devices are comparable, and in time they will all be updated with Nougat, so if you want a Priv, then I would say get one.
    03-09-17 11:39 AM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I think even "as is" the PRIV will work for years to come.


    Updates... that's a wild guess at this point.
    bluesqueen23 likes this.
    03-09-17 11:43 AM
  4. Dmd74's Avatar
    Probably a couple of more years.
    03-09-17 12:57 PM
  5. cmassie's Avatar
    Typically, devices last 2 years of somewhat frequent updates. Seeing how most devices aren't even on nouget yet I think it's safe to say it has at least nouget and one beyond.
    03-09-17 01:07 PM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    Would love a Priv, just wondering how long the update will last as compared to Dtek 50 or 60?
    That's difficult to say. The PRIV is able to support Android N and I'm sure it will have enough power to support Android O.

    Just depends on BlackBerry and how long they want to support it. I would say if the DTEK50 gets the update, PRIV should get the update to.

    Posted Via BlackBerry PRIV
    03-09-17 01:15 PM
  7. yyz321's Avatar
    I just bought one because I'm assuming it'll be good for at least the next 2-3 years.
    Out of the box, the performance should be similar to the best mid-range phones you can buy nowadays.
    FF22 likes this.
    03-09-17 02:04 PM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    A couple years after the final major update. Assuming it gets Nougat then you've got some time.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    03-09-17 02:05 PM
  9. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Typically, devices last 2 years of somewhat frequent updates. Seeing how most devices aren't even on nouget yet I think it's safe to say it has at least nouget and one beyond.
    Priv will be 2 years old before BlackBerry gets out Android "O".... so it could be a questionable update. Really don't know the "cost" of adding one extra device to an update. More in testing and certification than coding.
    03-09-17 02:29 PM
  10. cmassie's Avatar
    I think it will see O, assuming no real major change takes place.
    03-09-17 02:34 PM
  11. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    I think even "as is" the PRIV will work for years to come.


    Updates... that's a wild guess at this point.
    Yeah, but even without updates, it's going to be a loooong time before Marshmallow goes away. I mean they just phased out Gingerbread.
    03-09-17 03:16 PM
  12. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    That's difficult to say. The PRIV is able to support Android N and I'm sure it will have enough power to support Android O.

    Just depends on BlackBerry and how long they want to support it. I would say if the DTEK50 gets the update, PRIV should get the update to.

    Posted Via BlackBerry PRIV
    I can almost assure you O isn't happening, because Qualcomm. And that includes the Nexus 5x.
    03-09-17 03:16 PM
  13. yyz321's Avatar
    I can almost assure you O isn't happening, because Qualcomm. And that includes the Nexus 5x.
    Why because Qualcomm?
    03-09-17 03:21 PM
  14. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Why because Qualcomm?
    They won't release drivers for the SoC.
    03-09-17 03:31 PM
  15. Ment's Avatar
    Good 3-4 years. By then some apps may have a minimum requirement of Nougat but not many and your device will have crappy battery life because of battery degradation and your hardware will start falling apart, slider mechanism, pkb etc.
    03-09-17 04:14 PM
  16. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Suddenly priv is late for March update... I am certain the phone is future proof until the end of the week...
    03-09-17 06:47 PM
  17. dave gomez's Avatar
    Suddenly priv is late for March update... I am certain the phone is future proof until the end of the week...
    Yeah first time however I got a dtek50 for my mom and still no update maybe tomorrow
    03-09-17 08:13 PM
  18. Matty's Avatar
    I can almost assure you O isn't happening, because Qualcomm. And that includes the Nexus 5x.
    I'm a fairly positive guy so i would have to completely disagree with you. There is no reason to drop support for the Snapdragon 808. It's one of Qualcomm's "top performing" processors and there are only 3 that are "better" (820,821 & 835) obviously some 600 series are much better forming than some 800 series but I'm just talking about the 800 range.

    According to pcadvisor, they share the same positivity as me

    for example, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be supported by Google until September 2017, which means they will get both Android Nougat and next year's Android O. The Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 will both be supported until October 2016, which should mean they get an update to Android Nougat but not Android O. Older Nexus devices will not be upgraded.
    I'm not saying their word is final and that they can't be wrong, just showing that I'm not the only one who thinks the 808 will be able to run Android O.
    03-09-17 11:22 PM
  19. a1in's Avatar
    Until you are bored of it. Phones nowadays have power to handle pretty much anything. Unless you need to have the latest and greatest all the time, or unless you are trying to render 3d with it, Priv can get things done for you for a long time.
    03-10-17 12:06 AM
  20. rkp10001's Avatar
    One more year without any problem
    03-10-17 12:30 AM
  21. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    I'm a fairly positive guy so i would have to completely disagree with you. There is no reason to drop support for the Snapdragon 808. It's one of Qualcomm's "top performing" processors and there are only 3 that are "better" (820,821 & 835) obviously some 600 series are much better forming than some 800 series but I'm just talking about the 800 range.

    According to pcadvisor, they share the same positivity as me



    I'm not saying their word is final and that they can't be wrong, just showing that I'm not the only one who thinks the 808 will be able to run Android O.
    Yes, because we totally got Nougat already since September 2016...
    03-10-17 06:12 AM
  22. Hectorius's Avatar
    Don't worry too much , you should still see a couple of years from it.
    03-10-17 06:34 AM
  23. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Don't worry too much , you should still see a couple of years from it.
    If the battery holds up that long...
    03-10-17 08:58 AM
  24. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    PRIV is awesome. Plus, its the last real BlackBerry. Enjoy it while you can they won't be available forever.
    anon(9710735) likes this.
    03-10-17 11:13 AM
  25. gizmo21's Avatar
    Thurber told heise.de that they will support every android phone 2 years after EOL. So as PRIVs EOL isn't announced they will support it at least until 2019 (we'll see if driver sec updates are made until then).
    https://m.heise.de/newsticker/meldun...s-3341461.html

    Perhaps CB can get a similar statement?
    03-10-17 06:25 PM
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