Verizon Planning BlackBerry Updates for Today
Verizon Wireless today said that it will be pushing out over-the-air software updates to the BlackBerry 9650 Bold, 9630 Tour, and 8530 Curve. The updates will begin at 6PM Eastern time. Verizon notes that the updates will provide "enhancements" for each device. According to the specific support documents for each phone, there are a wide number of improvements being made. It should be noted that the BlackBerry Bold 9650, in particular, is not being updated to BlackBerry OS6 yet.
BlackBerry to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
BlackBerry Makes Improvements to Priv's Camera and Keyboard
BlackBerry today made software updates available to the Priv smartphone. The revised apps mostly fixes bugs, but also improves how well the camera and keyboard perform.
BlackBerry Pushing Updates to Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60
BlackBerry's trio of Android smartphones can now download a series of system and software updates that add features and bolster performance. BlackBerry Hub+, for example, now allows users to hide specific accounts or stop them from syncing, as well as create custom views for emails from specific contacts.