Apr 4th, 2016

Blackberry today announced that they’re holding a beta program for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update that’ll soon be headed to the Blackberry PRIV. Blackberry won’t have much to add over the base Marshmallow experience aside from their security-minded enhancements, but there’s enough there on its own to warrant excitement.

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So, how do you get in? You can sign up to become a beta tester. There are a few things Blackberry wants you to know, though:

  • To be in the first wave of beta testers, you must have a PRIV purchased from ShopBlackBerry, Amazon orCarphone Warehouse. Other device owners may apply too, but won’t be accepted into the program immediately.
  • You’ll need to enable background diagnostic reporting so engineering teams at BlackBerry can analyze collected data in aggregate and make improvements where necessary.
  • There is limited space in the beta program. New registrations join the waitlist, from which new participants will be selected as they grow the program. The first group of participants will receive invitations this week. 
  • Registration will be open for about two weeks, and we’ll begin beta testing during the second week of April.
  • The beta will last about 4-8 weeks.

All goes well, you and the rest of the Blackberry faithful will be up on a stable version of Marshmallow before the summer months arrive. Sign-ups happen right here.

[via Blackerry]