AT&T pushes BlackBerry Priv update with improved camera, performance and more

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We often see a first software update like a 1-year birthday. We make a big deal about it, but it’s usually for no real reason, as these tend to offer very little improvements and chances are you won’t really enjoy it that much. The first BlackBerry Priv update has just hit unlocked devices over a week ago, but as we know, carrier subscribers usually have to wait a bit more to get anything.

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It turns out BlackBerry Priv users on AT&T didn’t have to wait too long, though. The carrier has just started pushing out the first OTA update to the BlackBerry Priv. Weighing in at about 475 MB, it is certainly not as tiny as we would expect an initial update to be. And it isn’t; this does add a few convenient improvements.

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The update seems to be nearly identical to what unlocked users got. Camera improvements should make taking a picture faster, and quality is improved by all the photo processing tweaks. Overall system stability and performance should also be superior after a few squished bugs. And finally, BlackBerry has also improved security by adding the latest available patches. This is, after all, a security-focused smartphone, right?

This OTA update is not the only treat you have lined up, though. Plenty of BlackBerry apps are also getting a handy update in the Google Play Store. The Keyboard, Hub, Contacts and DTEK apps are all getting added support and their fair share of improvements.

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AT&T BlackBerry Priv users should already start seeing those update notifications, so go check your phone if you haven’t updated it yet. As always, keep in mind these updates usually roll out in stages, so you may not see yours coming in yet. Just sit tight and be patient!