As rumored last week, BlackBerry has today started taking applications for a new Beta Program for the Priv’s Marshmallow update. Essentially this means that you can sign up to beta test the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software for the Priv before it goes out to everyone who owns the Canadian smartphone maker’s first Android device. You’ll then receive an over-the-air update with the beta build.
The sign-up page is here. People will be accepted into the program in batches, and it looks like the first one has already been filled. You can however put yourself on the waiting list, and when a new batch of testers are let in you’ll hopefully be among them. Registrations will be open for about two weeks.
The final release of Marshmallow for the Priv should make its way to handsets across the world either in late April or in early May. If you’re accepted into the beta test, you can report bugs through an integrated app that’s in the firmware for just that purpose. We assume that those who beta test will also get the over-the-air update to the final Marshmallow build when that is out, but that hasn’t been made clear by BlackBerry at this point.