Smartphones have their own mobile operating system. The first smartphone to find a widespread market was the Blackberry, but that quickly lost ground after Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007. That was followed by smartphones powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system.

This handout image shows Blackberry Priv smartphone [23NOVEMBER2015 FEATURES LIFE DIGI SIDE]

First Android smartphone puts BlackBerry back in the game

It was never going to be as popular as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, or Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus or the LG V10, but BlackBerry’s latest release, Priv, is turning a few heads not least because it is the Canadian mobile phone maker’s first Android smartphone.