10 months later, and BlackBerry is finally updating the KeyOne to Oreo

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  • The BlackBerry KeyOne is finally receiving its Android Oreo update, at least in Canada.
  • Rogers’ update schedule chart revealed that the update will arrive on June 28.
  • It took BlackBerry almost a full year to roll out a major software update to its flagship phone.

Did you know that the BlackBerry KeyOne, a phone hailed for its privacy and security features, still hasn’t received a major software update? It’s kind of hard to believe, but it’s true — the KeyOne is still running Android 7.1 Nougat, the same version of Android it launched with last year.

Thankfully, that’s changing soon. According to an update schedule chart on Canadian carrier Rogers‘ website, the BlackBerry KeyOne will receive its Android 8.0 Oreo update on June 28.

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It’s safe to assume that other KeyOne models will follow suit sometime thereafter, though we have not heard confirmation from BlackBerry on this.

BlackBerry just launched its new flagship phone, the Key2. The company tells us that the Key2 will receive an update to Android P at a later date, but I’m not holding my breath that it will happen in a timely manner. Android 8.0 Oreo was released to the public on August 21, 2017, which means BlackBerry dragged its feet for almost 10 months on this update.

I’m really hoping BlackBerry improves its update situation in the future. 10 months is not a good look.

via Android Authority

June 27, 2018 at 08:41AM