BlackBerry Priv Launcher, Keyboard, Camera and other apps hit Google Play ahead of launch

BlackBerry Priv launcher, Keyboard and Camera

BlackBerry Priv, the company’s first Android slider running stock Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) went on pre-order in the U.S., Canada and UK last week. BlackBerry already said that it will ship the smartphone in these countries starting from November 6th. Now the company has released stock apps for the Priv smartphone on Google Play ahead of the launch.

List of stock BlackBerry Priv apps on Google Play

  • BlackBerry Launcher – Easily turn multistep tasks such as sending an email or calling a friend into a one-click task.
  • BlackBerry Keyboard –  Quick and easy creation of text with the renowned BlackBerry Keyboard, featuring auto correction, next word prediction and a Personal Dictionary, More efficiency through learning and personalization.
  • BlackBerry Services – BlackBerry Services is the foundation upon which all of your favorite BlackBerry applications are built. It provides both enhanced security and improved productivity.
  • Password Keeper – Allows you to keep all of your passwords, login information, and important records safe and secure. Encrypted using AES-256 and protected by a single password of your choice.
  • BlackBerry Camera – Includes professional settings that you can apply as you frame the scene, including live filter effects and exposure control.
  • DTEK by BlackBerry – Allows you to view and improve your privacy level and monitor application access to your camera, microphone, location, and personal information.

These apps are available only for the Priv smartphone that will release next month. Motorola, HTC and others have been releasing their apps on Google Play so that it will be easy to update these apps, instead of pushing out a software update for the phone. There are chances that BlackBerry might release at least the launcher and keyboard apps for other Android smartphones in future. These app might also get ported to other Android phones soon.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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