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AT&T BlackBerry Priv gets its first software update

BlackBerry Priv Android smartphones on AT&T get first software update
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Just as expected, the new firmware comes with camera improvements, security patches, and performance tweaks.

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Although carrier-purchased Priv versions were supposed to get the first update starting on December 7, it seems AT&T needed one extra week to get everything ready. Starting yesterday, BlackBerry Priv users on AT&T can finally enjoy the first Android update for their handsets.

This update has the same size as the one unleashed by BlackBerry at the beginning of the month - no less than 475 MB. Obviously, all the major changes stay the same - 16:9 format support, improved speed and low-light performance for the camera, better language support and emojis for predictive typing, better security, stability, enhanced performance, and more. 

According to CrackBerry, BlackBerry Priv owners on AT&T should also notice some updates in Google Play, too. These include new camera filters, WhatsApp support in Hub&Contacts, as well as better DTEK notification options. As usual with OTA updates, those who did not get the notification can always force the manual check from Settings>About>System Updates.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12-15 (Update: 2015-12-15)
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Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.