BlackBerry KEYone receives certified Android Oreo beta update that could be the final version

BlackBerry KEYone receives certified Android Oreo beta update that could be the final version
Those running the Android Oreo beta on their BlackBerry KEYone should soon receive a notification that their device has received a software update to build ABD796. Don't expect a changelist full of fabulous new capabilities. In fact, the update makes small adjustments to voice over Wi-Fi, carrier support and the fingerprint scanner. If you're still rockin' Android Nougat on your KEYone, you will first need to install build ABD301 on the handset before you add the new update.

To receive the Oreo updates for the KEYone, you will have to sign up at BlackBerry's center code page at  bbbeta.centercode.com. BlackBerry wants feedback pertaining to bugs or other issues because build ABD796 happens to have already received certification. That means that unless this build is full of bugs, it will be the version sent out as the official release of Android Oreo for last year's KEYone model.

If you have the BlackBerry KEY2, don't worry about this update; the sequel was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed.

source: CrackBerry

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KEYone
  • 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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2 Comments

1. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

So called software company still running around 2 year old software on their smartphone which has very cheap specs and high price and poor software support and they are called most secure android lol

2. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. There's no excuse for it to not be on the latest version of Oreo already with Pie being on the testing phase. It's not like it's running a heavy skinned Android or something. The Essential phone is already getting upgraded to Pie, so I don't see what's BlackBerry's excuse is.

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