BlackBerry ends Android Oreo beta program for KEYone; public version of the OS coming soon

BlackBerry ends Android Oreo beta program for KEYone; public version of the OS coming soon
BlackBerry today announced that the Android Oreo beta program for the BlackBerry KEYone is over. Throughout October and November, the public version of the build will be pushed out to KEYone owners. BlackBerry says that files containing Android Oreo will be released by its partners through the Updates app. The BlackBerry KEYone was launched in April 2017 with Android 7.1 Nougat pre-installed.

BlackBerry also addressed the debug token that beta testers received in order to submit bug reports for the Oreo beta. The company is telling KEYone users that they can keep the tokens and continue to use them to submit bug reports for any future software update. The token is also useful if you are in the Apps beta program. The company will continue to monitor the queue for bug reports. You can disable diagnostics by going to Settings > System > Developer options > Log collection > Diagnostics settings > General settings, and toggle Capture to OFF.

BlackBerry says that it is taking another look at all submitted bug reports to make sure that it has taken care of everything discovered during the beta testing of Android Oreo. If you are having an issue with your KEYone, the company says to contact the support line for help.

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  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh

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46 Comments

1. luis.aag90

Posts: 270; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I guess better late than never??? LOL...

2. Cat97

Posts: 1677; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

There is surely a mistake in the article. What do you mean by "end of Oreo Beta" ? Oreo was replaced by Android Pie for several months now.

3. Venom

Posts: 2837; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Right? Pie is already out and blackberry is just now getting Oreo ready for the KeyONE. Should have been released a long time ago. It's more than capable of handling Oreo and Pie.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3059; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The LG V20 was released a full 6 months before the KeyONE and is now just starting to get Oreo, where is your outrage for LG? Same with the S7 Edge which got it a couple of months ago. Why aren't you putting Samsung on blast? The KeyONE is a 2017 model so it's got a year to go without Oreo before TCL joins the sorry-ass ranks of LG, Samsung and Motorola. Face it, you're a BlackBerry troll for reasons known only to you and more and more PA readers are taking notice.

7. Venom

Posts: 2837; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

What makes you think that I'm ok with Samsung and LG not updating their phones? Actually I have put Samsung on blast multiple times for not updating their phones.

10. TechNeck

Posts: 623; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

It's sad that some of y'all don't realize that some manufacturers have highly customized versions of Android and due to that it takes longer than usual.

16. Venom

Posts: 2837; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That's just a copout. There's no excuse for OEMs to be so far behind with Android updates. It's not like the KeyONE is running a heavy skin or anything. Outside of a few things here and there, it's mostly stock.

23. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Security layer over Android that BlackBerry use is heavy. You give cop-out answer so you can troll.

27. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3059; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

He's triggered and he's trying to lure you into his little shop of horrors. Don't bother.

38. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

He big triggered by the fact that he cannot win against the truth.

11. perry1234

Posts: 619; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Is this the first OS update that BB Keyone is getting ?

12. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Oreo has been push out to all Keyone Phone already. This is beta program that was done for Oreo for Keyone. Beta members are on same build as Keyone owner who were not on beta. This say that beta Oreo Keyone owner will be now transition to public Oreo because beta for Oreo is over, but both are same build. That is all. But this guy Venom here troll BlackBerry relentlessly. He do it because of what I post in my post 9. And he do it because Meanestgenius make his many account get ban for trolling same Android Phone maker that he troll now. BlackBerry, Nokia, Huawei, Samsung, and Motorola. He attack me with his mxyzptlk account on my first post to pa long time ago, and we fight ever since. I stop making post for long time because this place full of troll like him that make account after account to troll when they get ban. But I am tired of this guy so now I come back. Android phone maker update to next os late. Samsung, LG, Motorola, Asus, Huawei. There are big list. They update late because what TechNeck say in post 10. They use highly customize version of Android. BlackBerry version of Android is highly customize with heavy security layer.

14. Venom

Posts: 2837; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't think that answers his question.

24. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Because you do not understand what I post does not mean it does not answer his question.

32. Venom

Posts: 2837; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It didn't answer his question.

39. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

It did. You have bad comprehension.

45. perry1234

Posts: 619; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Oh I see. Thanks for the info. I was asking because except the security layer, the BB software is pretty much stock ( and I am including the DTEK in the security layer) Of course, I can’t compare them with Pixels , One-Pluses and Nokias, but I do expect more out of BB than , say, Samsungs , LG and Huawei’s of the world. Not because of any favourism, but because I think it will seve BB well if they are more perceptive to user demands than the other manufacturers that I just mentioned. I don’t think Samsung cares about quick updates any longer. Samsung has reached a scale where the small percentage of users demanding quick updates is too tiny for them to consider. Have a good day.

15. Venom

Posts: 2837; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Outside of security updates, yes. It launched with Nougat last year.

25. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I basically say this already. You just want to add one cents just to say you make post.

33. Venom

Posts: 2837; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No you didn't. Otherwise I wouldnt have commented on it.

40. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I did. You just cannot help to talk when no talking is necessary.

46. perry1234

Posts: 619; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Well, I am slightly disappointed. But, Key 2 launched with Oreo out of the box, so I guess they are improving. It will be a while in my opinion , before they launch with the latest version of OS out of the box.

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