Have a Priv on either Bell, Rogers or TELUS? You'll want to go ahead and check for software updates on your device if you haven't already. All three carriers have now started their push of the Priv's first software update otherwise known as build AAD027. As a reminder, we've outlined the changes in this release below.
- An improved camera: We've implemented a number of tweaks that improve the speed of our camera app, and re-tuned it for better low-light image quality.
- Better performance: We've also tweaked the PRIV's software to improve overall system performance
- Improved stability: The update further includes a number of adjustments designed to improve device reliability and reduce instances of crashing and freezing.
- Enhanced security: Lastly, the release includes December's security patches – rest easy knowing your device is protected against the latest Android security threats.
Needless to say, we're still waiting for AT&T to start their push but we'll let you know as soon as we hear of it starting. Additionally, there has been a few reports of unlocked devices purchased from Carphone Warehouse also receiving the update but we've not been fully able to confirm that. If you've received from Carphone Warehouse, or any other provider not mentioned here then let us know in the comments below or in the Priv forums.
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