BlackBerry just released its first software update for BlackBerry Priv to its Android users. Before taking a look at the details, we should point out that the update is available today for users who purchased their PRIV unlocked through ShopBlackBerry, but for users who purchased theirs from a carrier will have to wait until December 7.

This update is a maintenance release as part of the security update promised by the company to take place on a monthly basis, it’s about 475MB in size which features overall improvements and addresses a lot of complaints that were noticed by reviewers.

The update includes the following four improvements:

Overall, this update should help speed up taking pics and produce good quality images in low light with the camera, fix or reduce crashing and freezing issues, improve general system performance to make the PRIV more responsive.

The update can be easily applied by following the steps below:

  1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network before downloading the update, in order to avoid unnecessary data charges.
  2. Look for the update alert in your phone’s notifications tray. You can also check for software updates by going to Settings -> About -> System Updates and tapping the “Check for Updates” button.
  3. Choose to apply the update, and it will download in the background. You can continue to use your PRIV while it does so.
  4. Restart your phone to complete the installation process..

BlackBerry’s Android apps are also getting an update on December 14 via Google Play and the improvements include:

The update is good news, however, today’s announcement did not include any dates for upgrading Priv owners to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.