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.