BlackBerry KEYone receives 17MB update that preps it for Oreo

BlackBerry KEYone receives 17MB update that preps it for Oreo
The BlackBerry KEY2 was recently unveiled with several improvements over the original KEYone including the inclusion of a more powerful Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform under the hood. The physical QWERTY sports keys that are 20% larger and there is 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage inside, compared to the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage found on the original KEYone.

There have been several deals announced for the KEYone, which makes sense even though there is no exact release date yet for the KEY2. The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, which includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, was the subject of a recent deal at Best Buy.

Now comes word that across all regions, the BlackBery KEYone is receiving an update called "ABA676." Weighing in at 17MB, Canadian carrier Rogers calls it a prep for Android Oreo. While some KEYone users have received an error message on their phones while trying to install the update, it turns out that despite the message, the new software is actually being properly installed.

So far, from what we have heard, the update has appeared for KEYone owners on AT&T in the U.S., and for KEYone users on Rogers and Telus in Canada.

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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7 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. Great to see that Oreo is imminent on the BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ and BlackBerry Motion. There has even been a confirmation from TCL/BlackBerry Mobile on the matter: https://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-keyone-f445/oreo-update-details-keyone-motion-1148369/?_ga=2.158780026.1522026548.1529026981-1248659528.1517549934 Guess they wanted to wait until the KEY2 was ready for release to update current BlackBerry Android Secure smartphones to Oreo (although it also takes them longer to update (full OS) their BlackBerry branded smartphones due to having to work in the heavy layer of security). Regardless, I’m excited for the KEY2 and for the Oreo update coming to the KEYᵒⁿᵉ and Motion, especially since many have claimed that the Oreo update for them wasn’t going to happen.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I wouldn't start with "Awesome to see..." catchphrase because Android P is right around the corner while this chunky 'berry is STILL running on Nougat; on par with my ancient S6. I don't consider it 'awesomeness'. I consider it 'woefulness'. But to each his own. G'Day!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m sure that you know I don’t give a single, solitary *expletive* what you would and wouldn’t call it. I’ll call whatever I want awesome because I CAN, and that’s the way I feel about it. It would be wiser for you to spend your twilight years doing something other than picking a fight that you know you can’t win. But hey, common sense isn’t common. Class dismissed.

4. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Why people like to make attack on you and troll when they know how you are and know that you will respond and then they act like victim? He use what you say in quotation. Now that you respond he will say he don’t mean it like that when he really do. Why people always so trigger when you say truth and say how you feel about what you use? This is good for BlackBerry fan and user who have BlackBerry Android phone and you eve share link with what BlackBerry Mobile say. That is all you say and people get offend by it.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

My dude, I have no idea why my comments trigger so many people here. Maybe it’s because I like what I like, and that doesn’t line up with what they think everyone should like. Maybe it’s because I post links to back up what I say, thus proving that what I say is factual. Or maybe they are just trolls that are glutton for punishment, because by now, everyone here should know that if you come for me (veiled potshot, straight up, or otherwise), I’m gonna come for you 100 times harder. All I did is exactly what you said I did, and he got triggered and took a shot at me. Now watch as he plays the victim, just like you said, because I fired back.

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's a Black thing. I can't think of any other reason, or at least I've been conditioned to think that way due to my Brown-ness.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I definitely agree with that. I remember him making a very suspect comment towards me concerning race. The internet emboldens cowards like him.

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