BlackBerry is known for its security in the corporate world, and with the PRIV running Android, the company will have to deal with an entirely different method of keeping its device safe.
We all know how carriers love to delay Android updates. BlackBerry has spoken about such problems and revealed that important security hotfixes can be patched without carrier approval if necessary. Thought the company will be going through the carriers for approval when it can, it can bypass them entirely for important security fixes. The fact that BlackBerry is announcing that it has this power is great, and maybe other manufacturers will follow suit.
The PRIV will also feature enterprise-managed updates. If it’s a corporate device, IT can manage when updates are released to the PRIV to prevent incompatibility problems with corporate software. This is the same approach that’s taken with corporate PCs.
BlackBerry is doing with Android exactly what it historically did with its own operating system, and that’s keeping them secure, safe, and corporate friendly. It’s good to see the company taking a strong stance on security.