The Priv is BlackBerry’s attempt to refresh its ailing line-up as well as bring in new users who have already invested in Android. It features flagship-grade hardware coupled with the Waterloo company’s software expertise, thus bringing in a new flavour into the table. What’s more, it looks like BlackBerry is pooling its resources in its Android-powered smartphone as a new video has surfaced, showcasing the Priv running on Marshmallow.
The three-minute video was posted on YouTube by someone with the username “XLGadget.” It showcases the Priv running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it’s still unknown at the time of writing exactly what kind of changes the update will bring.
According to CrackBerry, with the update, BlackBerry didn’t make too much of a change in the design of the Priv. However, Marshmallow does bring a heap load of changes deep within the system such as Doze, App Standby, as well as improved app permissions to keep you at ease when it comes to what you’re sharing.
Doze is a new feature in Android 6.0 Marshmallow that automatically puts a device into a sleep state, allowing it to save more battery without having to turn off your alarm settings. It’s quite useful during the night when you forget to charge your device before you sleep.
App Standby, on the other hand, maximizes your device’s battery efficiency. The new feature limits the impact of apps in standby on the battery life, thus making your handset last longer even when several apps are open.
Meanwhile, Improved App Permissions will allow users to choose what they want to share with an app whenever they launch one. They can also turn off permissions at any time should they want to.
Previous rumours have suggested that BlackBerry is currently working on bringing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Priv. However, there weren’t any official announcements from the company, with only purported pieces of evidence left to images. It wasn’t until now that we finally see a video that showcases Google’s latest official mobile operating system running on the handset.