BlackBerry Priv Gets A Permanent Price Cut; Android Marshmallow Beta Program Rolled Out

BlackBerry Priv Gets A Permanent Price Cut; Android Marshmallow Beta Program Rolled Out
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There was this news at the end of last year that at the beginning of 2016, BlackBerry Priv prices may get slashed. Then we did see some discounts here and there but there was no permanent price cut announced as such. But now the company has officially announced that Priv is getting cheap.


BlackBerry Priv price gets a permanent $50 deduction on the original price, which means the phone is now available for $649. Currently, only the company is selling the phone at a new price, carriers are not. But this may soon change as no one would want to lose customers by selling this Android smartphone for a price higher than the company’s. Here is another good news for Priv lovers.

BlackBerry has rolled out Android Marshmallow Beta Program and anyone who wants to be a part of it can sign up for the Os in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Announcing the Android M Beta, the company on its official blog wrote, “Starting today, we’re inviting PRIV owners to sign up now to participate in our Beta Zone program and contribute to testing Android 6.0 on PRIV.” On the Beta Program, new features have also been added. As per the blog post, these features are:

  1. Now On Tap: Identifies keywords – In the apps, communications, searches and “automatically adds cards with relevant information, such as directions to a restaurant mentioned in your friend’s dinner invitation,” writes BlackBerry.
  2. Doze: This feature is weell-known for its battery saving qualities.
  3. Streamlined Settings: All of the app’s settings can be managed in one place
  4. Auto backup for apps

BlackBerry Priv Android Marshmallow Beta Program will also enhance security by releasing additional security updates for the device. Please note that to be among the first lot of beta testers, you should have purchased Priv from “ShopBlackBerry, Amazon or Carphone Warehouse.”

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