BlackBerry Priv devices have started to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update following a short beta testing period.
The Android 6.0.1 update is available for owners of unlocked BlackBerry Priv handsets now. Notifications arrived on some devices this morning announcing that the update is ready and available to download.
BlackBerry has included its own tweaks and improvements in the update along with all the usual Marshmallow features, such as Google's battery life-saving Doze mode.
First up, BlackBerry has enhanced the custom privacy and security features, adding custom personal data permissions to the DTEK app, improved email security and reworked Notifications settings.
"Users will only be shown notification controls for sensors that a given app has specifically requested access to," BlackBerry said. "For example, if an application does not request microphone it will not appear in the list."
The keyboard has also been given some attention. Android 6.0.1 adds new emoji, gesture typing, enhanced word prediction and better cursor control.
Marshmallow will equip BlackBerry Priv owners with a mute indicator, support for Slack, Skype and Pinterest in BlackBerry Hub, an updated BlackBerry Launcher and improvements to the camera.
"Priv by BlackBerry is the most secure Android device in the market and we continue to find ways to further enhance users' security and privacy by adding new features with the Marshmallow operating system update," said John Chen, executive chairman and CEO at BlackBerry.
The full release of Android 6.0 to BlackBerry Priv handsets comes less than a month after the firm announced plans to roll out a Marshmallow beta to those signed up to its beta testing programme.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available to download over the air now for those with an unlocked BlackBerry Priv handset.
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