BlackBerry KEYone to receive update to Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Owners of the BlackBerry KEYone have to be feeling pretty good right now. After all, they own a smartphone with a fabulous looking physical QWERTY keyboard, and a tremendous battery life. The phone's first and last name is productivity and its middle name is security. And during IFA 2017 next month in Berlin, we expect BlackBerry to announce that its Limited Edition Black KEYone will be available in the U.S. This model is equipped with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage and a fantastic looking all Black look.

Today, owners of the KEYone received some great news. The phone, which is currently running on Android Nougat, will be updated to the latest build of Android known as Oreo or 8.0. once it is available. Among the update's features, Android Oreo limits how the apps you use less often connect to the internet. Autofill, with your permission, remembers how to log on to certain apps by using Oreo to remember certain aspects of your log in. Picture-in-Picture is this year's biggest feature, and allows you to stream video inside a movable box that sits on your display. With Instant apps, you can log into new apps instantly without installing them. Google Play Protect scans 50 billion apps a day to make sure you don't accidentally install malware on your phone. Notification snoozing is similar to email inbox snoozing, except that you can make Notifications hide and then reappear instead of your incoming email. The update also includes over 60 new Emoji, and Project Treble makes it easier for your device to receive the latest Android builds.

So there it is. The BlackBerry KEYone will be updated to Android 8.0 which adds another reason why you should consider it if you are in the market for a new phone. Right now, only one of the major four U.S. carriers has a KEYone model locked to it (Sprint). If that is a problem, you can purchase the unlocked version in the states from Amazon or Best Buy by clicking on this link.

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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51 Comments

1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That's that. One less thing for the haters to hate.

5. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Agreed. Hopefully the Dteks get it too.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. But haters are still gonna hate.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Well it's not hard to see that the KeyONE is getting O with it being fairly new. Question is will the DTEK phones get it or will they be left out in the dust like the terrible Priv that never saw Nougat and never will. Some people call it hate, but I call it the truth. I'm done slicing the onions, so here comes the tears.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I'd say that you're the one crying now over devices that you don't own or use, and don't plan on using or owning them. That's why it's hate. I'm done putting you in your place with facts, you may continue adding the sodium chloride to your sliced onions via your salty tears.

22. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'd say that you are obviously burned by the truth since I never said any names. You told on yourself lol. You're done? Lol, when did you ever start? And I see you can't even come up with an original response. Don't worry, I'm going to continue to drag you around, pummeling you into a pulp as long as you continue to try and fight a fight you can never win.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, what does you not saying any names have to do with me putting you in your place? You're clearly triggered because I've done so. I used your own response against you because you used it wrong. That's clearly triggered you as well. And if you pummel me and I can never win, why do you always quit and run off in the end? Lol, you sure do have a way with posting alternative facts, like your idol Trump.

43. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You've never put me in my place. Ever. Sure you aren't Trump's sister from another mother? The point of said comment was that I was done cutting the onions because I'm pretty sure there was going to be an abundance of salty tears from a crying little girl. I wasn't wrong lol because you are crying a lot.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I always put you in your place. ALWAYS. That's why you always end up running away in the end like the good little cowardly keyboard warrior that you are. I'm positive that you're Trumps lover from another mother, lol. Blah blah blah. Like I said, you may continue to add he sodium chloride to your chopped onions from all of the salty tears you cry on BlackBerry articles.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A wise man once said: "One less hole in a Swiss cheese doesn't make it any less... Err... holey." I just came-up with it, actually! So consider it a copyrighted material. Just like my; G'Day!™

3. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Glad you came up with it so I can tell the comedy club at the gay bar not to waste their time with you.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, I'm a left leaning centrist so try harder... Thou don't offend me!

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don't quit your day job.

14. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I would tell you the same thing, but I think THIS is your day job. Actually why don't you quit it.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, says the guy that spends all of his time trolling a tech site and those that don't agree with him and his $#33p mentality. The hypocrisy is so real with you.

23. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm not the one who has to fight the good fight, remember? Or do I need to refresh your inconsistent memory yet again?

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not the one that's an inbred trolling shill that has a problem with things from BlackBerry, remember? You are. You admitted it when you said that you have a problem with BB10 because of me while using your mxyzptlk account. Need me to post the link to refresh your memory, along with the links that have you admitting with your Flash account that you're mxyzptlk?

41. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You and your false narrative. Lol, cry me a salty river of tears, alphageek. I

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

"I" what? Too afraid to spit out some more BS, lol. By the way, keep lying and projecting, while I post links to back up what I say like this: posted on18 Mar 2017, 04:49 22. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) Well I wouldn't have a problem with BB10 if meanest would stop being so dramatic about it. That's from here:https://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-10.3.3-is-causing-problems-for-BlackBerry-10-handsets_id92148 You may continue to cry out due to the rectal pain that you're feeling from the facts I just posted, Mxyflashmxy2starkmite.

4. ron912

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Finally, they are supporting something. In the meantime, I keep waiting for my DTEK60 to get a Nougat upgrade. Wish they had told us when we bought it that they would never support it. BlackBerry has become very spotty and vague about what they are doing and what they will support.

8. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

You can put most of the blame on TCL, which doesn't have the greatest track record of supporting anything more than a generation behind. Blackberry themselves have been doing most of the work in this regard.

51. ron912

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

In any event, poor support. Am seriously considering a pixel 2 XL when it comes out. I do like the DTEK but want Google-like support for it. Currently have a pixel as second phone, customer service is great.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

See comment #9.

24. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

By the time you get Nougat, if you even get it, Android P will be released. That or another significant incremental update. This is why I'm waiting for the next Pixel to replace my current device.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, and what current device is that? Don't say it's the Nexus 6P, I already proved you don't own one when I called you out on your photoshopped image and it made you promptly delete it from your Imgur account.

40. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You are the one who said nexus 6p lol. I never said anything about what my current device is, not that it matters to you.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

So now you're going to lie and say that you've never said that you owned a Nexus 6P? Lol, you must still me embarrassed from when I proved that you posted a photoshopped image of one, and then you deleted it from your Imgur account.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome news. I would say that this would shut the resident BlackBerry haters up a bit regarding the KEYone (at least), but haters gonna hate. Now, according to this article, the DTEK line of devices and the PRIV will be getting Nougat, but no time frame has been given, but it's confirmed that BlackBerry is working in Nougat for these devices:https://www.yahoo.com/tech/phone-getting-android-7-0-105529713.html The usual haters will look at this bit of information and totally disregard it, anyway. However, BlackBerry needs to push this update out to PRIV and DTEK devices asap. If they have now decided not to update them to Nougat, they need to release a statement saying so, so the owners of these devices can make an informed decision on what to do regarding these smartphones (choose to keep using them, or move on to newer devices with Nougat already installed, like the BlackBerry KEYone).

25. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Nougat is old news now. Oreo is now out. I think this is the part where I force you to admit that blackberry is lagging behind with updating their Android phones.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I knew my comment would have you triggered. Oreo isn't officially released yet. It's in beta, like iOS 11 (although iOS will still be in beta after its official release, lol). I think this is the part where you're just trolling because you have no interest in all in BlackBerry products outside of attacking them.

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