Priv apps updated in the Google Play Store - Keyboard, Services and more!

A new batch of updates to the BlackBerry Priv apps, such as BlackBerry Services, BlackBerry Device Search, and the BlackBerry Keyboard have now started to arrive on the Google Play Store. For the most part, the noted changes include the typical bug fixes and improvements, but it's also clear Android Marshmallow is on BlackBerry's mind as well as several of the apps have improved support for that now included.

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

BlackBerry Calendar

  • Provides support for the Android Marshmallow release and runtime permissions
  • Updates to busyness indicators in Calendar month view
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

BlackBerry Password Keeper

  • View number of records you have stored, based on the filter view
  • Easily rate and review Password Keeper
  • Various bug fixes

Contacts by BlackBerry

  • Provides support for the Android Marshmallow release and runtime permissions
  • Ability to sync contacts in subfolders for Microsoft Exchange accounts
  • Ability to choose which contacts are unlinked from a linked contact record
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Notes by BlackBerry

  • Provides support for the Android Marshmallow release and runtime permissions
  • Ability to create rich-text notes
  • Autosave on minimize
  • Ability to share notes
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Tasks by BlackBerry

  • Provides support for the Android Marshmallow release and runtime permissions
  • Ability to add rich-text notes
  • Autosave on minimize
  • Ability to share Tasks
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

BlackBerry Hub

  • Provides support for the Android Marshmallow release and runtime permissions
  • Added support for signing messages using S/MIME and viewing S/MIME encrypted emails
  • New integrated notification content for some of your favorite apps
  • Added many improvements for integrated social notification content
  • Ability to customize actions shown on email notifications and where filed messages appear
  • Resolves duplicate or re-appearing emails when multiple Gmail tags are applied to a message

BlackBerry Camera

  • Option to turn off camera sounds
  • Updated capture sounds for HDR and low light
  • Usability enhancements and bug fixes

Given it's nearly the end of the month, and the Android Marshmallow release date is coming, it seems as though BlackBerry is getting things all lined up accordingly. Be sure to load up Google Play and get your apps updated if you haven't done so already. There's also sure to be a few more coming as well.

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