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BlackBerry updates PRIV core apps as Marshmallow update nears

BlackBerry announced to release Android Marshmallow update for the PRIV around the first week of May and while we are almost there, PRIV gets tons of core apps updates to support the upcoming operating system as well as adding new stuff along. 

The nicest updates of all comes for the Keyboard. Now users can enable Swype keyboard like gestures for both on-screen and physical keyboard. Good lord it’s not mandatory and is an optional feature as many still love the good old BlackBerry 10 typing pattern. DTEK for BlackBerry also updates with getting support for must have Application permissions on Marshmallow.

BlackBerry Services

  • Provides support for the Android Marshmallow release and running permissions

Bug fixes and performance improvements

BlackBerry Device Search

  • Bug fixes and support for Android Marshmallow

BlackBerry Keyboard

  • Turn on type by swiping and slide your finger between letters to form words
  • 200 new and updated emojis
  • Select text with the physical keyboard by holding down the Shift key and tapping the arrows
  • Drag and drop selected text to a new spot on the screen
  • Typing accuracy improvements
  • Prediction improvements through learning contact names

DTEK by BlackBerry

  • View the permissions apps have requested and turn permissions on or off
  • Simplified notification settings
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

BlackBerry Launcher

  • Various fixes

Download and update all core apps on PRIV from Google Play Store and make your phone ready for Marshmallow update.

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Written by Shahriyar Ali


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