Just days after Google published the official Android security patch for the month of March, those using the BlackBerry DTEK60, BlackBerry DTEK50 as well as the 2015 BlackBerry Priv can now download and install this same version on their devices.
This is better from BlackBerry, but it only adds emphasis to the company’s stand as the most secure Android platform on the planet. According to the company, all issues that are found take less than a month before they are patched, something that other Android OEMs are yet to come to terms with. As at the time of this writing, there are quite a huge number of devices out there that are still using updates from January or even December 2016.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 was launched late last year following the release of the BlackBerry DTEK50. These two are high-end and midrange phones, respectively, but they, without a doubt, offer some of the best bangs for money, if not the best in the market. Now that BlackBerry is keeping time with its monthly updates, it seems the Canadian company is really determined to reclaim what used to belong to it.
Be warned that this March Android security patch is hitting the BlackBerry DTEK60, DTEK50, and the Priv as an OTA. As a result, it will be rolling out gradually, which means that some devices will receive it ahead of others. Well, there’s nothing to panic about this as the OTA notification should hit your device sooner or later, especially since the update has just begun rolling out today.
— BlackBerry SIRT (@BBSIRT) March 7, 2017
It appears that there were quite a few issues that BlackBerry DTEK60 and DTEK50 were experiencing, especially when it came to Wi-Fi and NFC as well as messaging problems. If you’ve been having any of these issues, including on your BlackBerry Priv, make sure that you download and install this update once prompted to do so. The company has also published full details of what the security bulletin brings to the fold and it is available via its official website.