BlackBerry is quick to roll out the first security update of the new year.
Here we are three days in to the new year, and BlackBerry is already rolling out the January security update for Android powered BlackBerry devices.
Owners of devices purchased through Shop BlackBerry should already have the update available. For the rest of us who purchased our devices through carriers, we will have to wait for our specific carriers to push the update to us.
In a not from BlackBerry, “If your BlackBerry powered by Android smartphone does not have an up-to-date software build available, please contact your retailer or carrier directly for security maintenance release availability information.” I’d suggest to do this soon and do it often.
Remind your carrier that the update is available and the only thing standing between that update and you is them. Remember, the world of mobile security is constantly moving, and having timely updates are integral to our device security.
The latest update is dated January 5, 2017. To verify your version, head to Settings>About Phone. For information about the security fixes included in this update, click here.