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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