If you have been wondering if BlackBerry was going to release Marshmallow for the Priv sometime soon, then the answer is yes. We are hoping to hear something from BlackBerry on the Priv’s update to Marshmallow tomorrow during BlackBerry’s year-end and fourth quarter fiscal 2016 results, tomorrow. As we all wait to hear more on the Marshmallow YouTube user XLGadget has just published a video showing of Marshmallow running on the BlackBerry Priv.
As you will see in the video there really is not a ton of changes to the UI of the Priv, but Marshmallow does bring a ton of new thing to the phone. With Marshmallow you will have Doze, App Standby and improved app permissions.
- Doze – When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state. So your phone can still set off your alarm in the morning even if you forgot to charge it.
- App Standby – No more battery drain from seldom used apps: App Standby limits their impact on battery life so your charge lasts longer.
- Improved App Permissions – No need to give apps access all the time. Android Marshmallow lets you define what you want to share and when. Turn permissions off at any time, too.
Check out the above video and let us know what you think about the BlackBerry Priv running Marshmallow in the comments.