On the podcast, he stated that getting together all the partners required would be close to impossible.
The Priv also wasn't very much of a success, so extended software support already seemed unlikely.
Black Berry has made the Hub, the Launcher, device search and some PIM apps available for free on any Marshmallow Android, which reduces this phone’s USP a little.
However, the unbundled productivity package for third party phones Hub doesn’t include the DTEK app, or the terrific Black Berry Keyboard.
It's worth saying that Nexus devices get monthly patches, too, and Google is also hardening its Android kernel.) In addition, every Android should have something like Black Berry’s Hub, which tames the wild spree of Notifications into something manageable.
The phone takes its name from the security management app DTEK, bundled with the first Black Berry Android, the Priv. Previously it allowed you to monitor what app permissions were being accessed, how often and where.
Unique ID, verified boot, a hardened kernel, full disk encryption, the promise of zero-day patching and monthly security updates are things that all manufacturers should be doing.
Black Berry says it’s given the display a specific oleophobic coating making it harder for people to discern the password PIN from the fingerprints you leave behind.
The Priv shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but was later updated to 6.0 Marshmallow.
There are essentially no custom ROMs available for the phone either, so even unofficial ports of Nougat (or Oreo) seem unlikely.
This software keyboard is worth a few shekels on its own.
Even more so, now Black Berry has added simultaneous multi language support, and Swype-style swipe-to-type.
But you could only stop delete or ignore the warnings. It’s really surfacing something that’s in Marshmallow but has been exposed, making it as easy to possible to manage.