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First Priv Marshmallow beta update now available, invites for T-Mobile customers incoming

BlackBerry is now pushing out its first Marshmallow beta update for the Priv to those who signed up to help test it. Previously, only devices purchased from ShopBlackBerry were eligible to join the beta program, but that is about to change.

T-Mobile customers who signed up for the beta will begin receiving their invites to download the update in 24 hours, according to Nathan Webster who is the manager of BlackBerry's beta program.

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So, if you are on the current beta be sure to check for an update. If you are a T-Mobile customer, keep an eye on your inbox in the coming days for your invite. The update weighs in at over 1.7GB, so you will want to make sure you have plenty of battery power and a good Wi-Fi connection to get it downloaded.

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10 Comments
  • How long does it take to roll out marshmallow to a few hundred devices? They have sold hardly any of these things yet they announce the roll out like it's going to be a game changer.
  • Not sure what that means, really. They are pushing invites to T-Mobile customers in 24 hours. What roll out are you speaking of?
  • He just wants to a smart a$$ implying there's nobody out there with this phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • He is right, though Posted via my glorious Nexus 6P
  • The Hub app has 100k+ downloads, so they have at least sold that many. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They sold around 600K total at end of 4th qtr fiscal. How many of that was Priv is undisclosed but sure to be the majority. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm part of this beta, and been so since like the second day of announcing the program. I am pleased finally blackberry is making good on this update for Tmo customers. My real issue is that Tmo hasn't updated information about the PRIV getting the marshmallow update on any of their publications or sites, especially the Software Update site that they have. If you are Tmo customer and not in the program it looks like you wouldn't get the update until N is already rolling out to devices... PS BB we haven't forgot that we are overdue for an April security patch!
  • If you are using a ShopBB device you already have it. The mid-March update that we got is the same one Google pushed as the April update.
  • Yay! ALL of the Priv owners can meet at a local Dave and Buster's to discuss how great MM is on their phone once the rollout is done. Posted via my glorious Nexus 6P
  • It's like grooming dead dog . BB is done posted with nokia 3310