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BlackBerry confirms Priv will not get Android Nougat

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Our pals over at UTB Blogs celebrated episode #100 of their podcast and had none other than Alex Thurber GM of BlackBerry Mobility Solutions on to help share in the milestone. The podcast ran just over an hour, and the crew asked many of the questions we've seen crop up regularly here in our forums. One of the biggest takeaways from the podcast was that Thurber was able to confirm that Priv will not receive an update to Android 7 Nougat. He cited Priv already being updated from Lolipop to Marshmallow in 2016 and that the amount of work required to get all the partners together behind such an update was next to impossible.

How to disable the BlackBerry Keyboard app extensions

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Want to disable the BlackBerry Keyboard app extensions? It can be done and we'll show you how!

While the majority of folks out there seem to appreciate the new Quick Mode extensions BlackBerry has brought to their keyboard app, like most changes, it's not for everyone. If you're among those who don't like them, don't want to use them or just don't want them getting in the way, there is a way to disable them.

BlackBerry Keyboard app updated with minor enhancements and stability fixes

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The last major update to the BlackBerry Keyboard app brought plenty of new features called Quick Modes, which allow you to quickly access dictation mode, emojis, text selection mode, and the clipboard right from the keyboard but the latest update rolling out concentrates purely on minor enhancements and stability fixes.

BlackBerry begins rollout of September Android security update

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BlackBerry begins rollout of September Android security update

Although it hasn't been noted by @BBSIRT yet, BlackBerry has now begun the rollout of the September Android security update according to a new post on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level change to show September 5, 2017, or later.

Google Play Protect has arrived to keep your Android phone safe from bad apps

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If you're using a BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android, chances are you got an update recently from Google and didn't even notice it. Initially announced at Google I/O, Google has now begun rolling out their new security system, Google Play Protect, on any phone with the latest version of Google Play Services.

BlackBerry Hub now supports BBM Enterprise, Facebook lite, Messenger lite, Signal, TextNow and QQ accounts!

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These updates have now reached public release and have now started rolling out through Google Play.

The latest beta for BlackBerry Hub has started rolling out through Google Play and this release is pretty huge for integrations being added. This time around, BBM Enterprise, Facebook Lite, Messenger Lite, QQ, Signal, and TextNow accounts have been added in addition to a few other notable improvements.

BlackBerry begins rollout of June Android security update

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Keeping updates on schedule, the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team has now announced they have begun the rollout of the June Android security update for BlackBerry smartphones. As per normal, once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level change and this time around, it will appear as June 5, 2017.

BlackBerry brings even more visual and user experience updates to their Productivity Tab app

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BlackBerry brings even more visual and user experience updates to their Productivity Tab app

The last update to BlackBerry's Productivity Tab app for Android brought along a complete overhaul of the design of the app but apparently, BlackBerry wasn't quite yet done with the visual changes. A new update to the Productivity Tab is now rolling out through Google Play and one of the key changes noted is this release is even more visual and user experience updates.

BlackBerry Hub and Hub+ Services updated with multiple bug fixes

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Has your BlackBerry Hub been a little sluggish since the last update? If so, you'll want to go ahead and fire up the Google Play Store and get the latest updates for the BlackBerry Hub (v1.5.2.12874) and BlackBerry Hub+ Services (v1.5.2.44944) downloaded.

Active Peak brings some BlackBerry 10 flavor to Android

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