BlackBerry app store closing after 2019, BB10 gets two years of support

BlackBerry app store closing after 2019, BB10 gets two years of support

If we look at the smartphone, the company has been supporting the smartphone for nearly 24 months, which is a golden standard when it comes to Android smartphone software and hardware support. The unit featured a bold design with a unique sliding keyboard but still managed to cater to business with its solid security suite.

Currently, Google offers more than 24 months of security updates for their own devices, and you can occasionally find a flagship from Samsung or another high-profile OEM that manages to hang on past its prime.

BlackBerry pulls the plug for it's first Android OS based smartphone, BlackBerry Priv which came with full touch screen + QWERTY keypad.

Should a critical problem arise in terms of security, Thurber said that BlackBerry would "engage [its] partners as needed to develop and deliver necessary patches" to the Priv, and what it would still "fulfil all warranty obligations" regarding the handset. As for the trade-up program, the company will give them the option to upgrade to BlackBerry KeyOne or Motion at discounted rates.

The company has declared that they will be offering various trade-up programs for PRIV customers as well as BB10 and BBOS users.

"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". It has a 2-megapixel front camera. The phone, powered by the troublesome Snapdragon 808, was launched on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with the company promising two years of updates. The Priv was backed by a non-removable 3,410 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology. While that's not too long a period for a smartphone but BlackBerry PRIV owners are in for an unpleasant news.

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