While it seems that some brands are busy running Android P programs, BlackBerry has announced a new beta program for its KEYone that launched all the way back at MWC 2017. Surprisingly, instead of Android P, the beta program will instead be testing Android Oreo, a long-promised update. 

According to CrackBerry, the Oreo beta program is ‘invite-only,’ although if you have a KEYone, you can always sign up for an account in the hopes of receiving an invite. If so, you’ll need to make an account here: https://bbbeta.centercode.com/, complete your profile and hope you are selected. It’s unknown whether this will be an actual beta program or merely a method for tracking feedback on bugs and glitches.

I say ‘surprisingly’ because, for a company that goes on and on about its security-conscious phones, BlackBerry hasn’t exactly kept up to date with rolling out firmware updates to the KEYone, although, to its credit, it has kept on top of the monthly security updates from Google.

If you are a KEYone owner, how frustrated are you that BlackBerry hasn’t rolled out the official Oreo update to your handset yet?

Source: CrackBerry

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He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).




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