BlackBerry KEYone scores official Android Oreo update in Canada, other countries to follow suit soon

BlackBerry KEYone scores official Android Oreo update in Canada, other countries to follow suit soon
With stable Android 9 Pie software already available for Pixel handsets and even one non-Google phone, the timing is not exactly ideal for a popular 2017 device to receive an official Oreo update. Especially if we’re talking about said product’s first major OS revision.

Worse still, the company in charge of this phone’s production, design, distribution, and marketing can’t justify its sluggishness in optimizing Android 8.0 with other updates for any other phones.

That’s because the BlackBerry KEYone is the first TCL-made device to swap Nougat for Oreo goodies, and the over-the-air rollout is merely underway in Canada today. For what it’s worth, both unlocked and carrier-specific models up north are scoring Picture-in-Picture functionality, smart text selection, Autofill, background limits and everything else as we speak, with other regions and mobile operators likely to follow suit in the near future.

As always, you’re advised to remain patient (as hard as that may be after this excruciating wait) if the update doesn’t arrive right away. Typically, these things are rolled out in waves, and in some cases, it can take a few days for an entire country to be serviced.

While waiting (and repeatedly checking the “System Updates” sub-menu after accessing Settings, then System), it would probably be a good idea to free up some storage space. The KEYone has plenty of hoarding room, but Android 8.0 Oreo usually takes up over one gigabyte.

In theory, the BlackBerry KEYone should also receive an Android Pie update... someday, but don’t hold your breath.

source: MobileSyrup

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  • 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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5 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3833; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

We can probably reasonably assume that the KeyONE will probably not be updated to Pie if it's just now getting Oreo.

2. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

The so called software company is already a year behind in os

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Probably have too many handsets to update all at once.

5. Venom

Posts: 3833; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I doubt that.

4. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Probably have few handsets to update and that’s what holding them off to update as it is a waste of support.

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