If you are the owner of a BlackBerry Priv and are tired of waiting for the Marshmallow update, BlackBerry has opened up beta access for a handful of owners, allowing testers to get their hands on software updates well ahead of public rollout. In the latest stage of the beta program, BlackBerry is granting access to Marshmallow, the upcoming update for the Priv that includes Android 6.0+, as well as additional privacy tweaks that will make your Priv’s data more safe than ever.
BlackBerry jests in its announcement, “It’s no wonder that so many are calling for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as it adds some great, new features to Android.” Well, no crap, BlackBerry. Once updated to Marshmallow, users gain access to Now on Tap, Doze, comprehensive app permissions, streamlined settings, auto backup for apps, and much more. Additionally, BlackBerry details that owners will gain access to future security updates, before they rollout via the monthly security updates.
In order to gain access, BlackBerry notes that folks who purchased their Priv through Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, and BlackBerry’s website will be the first to get accepted into the program. For those who purchased the Priv through a carrier, you will not be accepted immediately. Also, there is limited space, so if you are interested, you better follow that link below quickly.
To take part in the Zone program, sign-up here.