Blackview BV5000 getting Android 6 next month


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If you happen to be the owner of the rugged Blackview BV5000 smartphone then you will be wanting to keep an eye on your OTA’s next month.

Blackview have told us that they plan to launch an OTA update for their rugged BV5000 smartphone which will see the system updated from Android 5.1 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

We’ve tried to confirm with Blackview if the new ROM will be a stock system or not (the current ROM isn’t) and our contact has told us that she will try to find out the full details and let us know as soon as possible.

In addition to the OTA news, Blackview also told us that that they have a few sales running at the moment for certain models (see below) and they have a new 3D video showing off the Blackview A8.

  • A8 – Pre-sale, now $47.99, was $49.99, shipping on Apr. 8th.
  • BV2000 – In stock, limited offer, now $59.99, was $69.99.
  • BV2000s – In stock, limited offer, now $39.99, was $59.99.
  • BV5000 – In stock, unlimited offer, now $109.99, was $129.99.
  • Ultra Plus – In stock, unlimited offer, now $119.99, was $139.99.
  • Omega Pro – In stock, unlimited offer, now $118.99, was $139.99.

Full details and links to buy here.

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4 Comments

  1. TheOracle
    March 30, 2016

    No thanks. My BV5000 was riddled with Malware and was mining information from my phone. All of a sudden one of my email accounts was compromised too. Do a Google search to confirm if you’re in doubt. Many complaints. At first I thought it was the vendor but since we can’t have all bought from the same vendor it must have come from Blackview.

    Also the so called ruggedness is a joke. My screen is cracked from an accidental fall and it’s only recently that Blackview told us where to buy a replacement. There are also several complaints about the replacement screen. The screen potrudes from the rest of the phone anyway which is a dumb design regardless of brand but ridiculous for a rugged phone since you shouldn’t have to put a case on it.

    Ordered the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro. No more of these fly by night Chinese brands.

    • Steven Fox
      March 30, 2016

      That’s the reality of it, but the price is fair, although that security hole should alone stop them from manufactiring! Don`t they have some sort of quality control in China?

  2. TheOracle
    March 30, 2016

    No thanks. My BV5000 was riddled with Malware and was mining information from my phone. All of a sudden one of my email accounts was compromised too. Do a Google search to confirm if you’re in doubt. Many complaints. At first I thought it was the vendor but since we can’t have all bought from the same vendor it must have come from Blackview.

    Also the so called ruggedness is a joke. My screen is cracked from an accidental fall and it’s only recently that Blackview told us where to buy a replacement. There are also several complaints about the replacement screen. The screen potrudes from the rest of the phone anyway which is a dumb design regardless of brand but ridiculous for a rugged phone since you shouldn’t have to put a case on it.

    Ordered the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro. No more of these fly by night Chinese brands.

    • Steven Fox
      March 30, 2016

      That’s the reality of it, but the price is fair, although that security hole should alone stop them from manufactiring! Don`t they have some sort of quality control in China?