BlackBerry Motion quickly joins KEYone on Android Oreo bandwagon

BlackBerry Motion quickly joins KEYone on Android Oreo bandwagon
Global BlackBerry brand licensee TCL got a lot of flak, and rightly so, for starting its first round of public Android Oreo beta tests a measly few weeks before Google released stable Pie goodies for Pixel devices and the Essential Phone.

But the China-based designer, manufacturer, and distributor of last year’s BlackBerry KEYone, as well as 2018’s KEY2, actually did a decent (and discreet) job of “optimizing” Android 8.0 software for the slightly lower-end and decidedly lower-profile BlackBerry Motion.

Believe it or not, the all-touch 5.5-inch handset is officially receiving over-the-air Oreos the same week as the KEYone, at least as far as the BBD100-2 model is concerned in North America.

The usual recommendations apply, including patience, regular manual checks for updates, a sensitive data backup (just to be safe), and a little storage space cleanup. The BlackBerry Motion obviously made its commercial debut in both Canada and the US running Android 7.1 Nougat, most likely looking at a massive goodie pack now weighing north of 1GB. 

Unfortunately, if you’re all of a sudden interested in purchasing the unlocked mid-ranger stateside, we’re sad to inform you both Amazon and Best Buy are all out of inventory. The latter retailer appears to suggest the Motion will not come back in stock either, although it might still be a good idea to keep an eye on the former e-commerce platform. Or you can just wait for the inevitable sequel.

source: CrackBerry

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1. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not understanding how blackberry, a software based company, is releasing a year old version of an Android update. It's not like the devices are heavily skinned or anything.

2. Paranoid_Android unregistered

Agree, it's like they are trying real hard not to sell their phones

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