While everyone is awaiting Google’s latest Android Pie OS update for their smartphone, BlackBerry has now started pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo update to its BlackBerry KEYone devices. Also Read - Fake apps scam: How to identify fake apps on Android, iOSAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
In July, BlackBerry had announced the Android 8.0 Oreo beta as an invite-only update for select users. But starting August 15, the company is finally starting pushing the Android 8.0 Stable update to all BlackBerry KEYone owners in Canada. Also Read - Twitter Blue FAQs: What is it? How much does it cost? Is free Twitter going away?
TCL Communication will be rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update at 9:00AM ET. It will be available both unlocked and carrier locked devices. BlackBerry KEYone users can also manually check for the update by going to Settings -> System -> System Updates. The Android 8.0 Oreo update is said to bring picture-in-picture, Google’s Autofill API for easier password entry, adaptive icons, and more to the BlackBerry KEYone devices.
BlackBerry KEYone price, specifications and features
The BlackBerry KEYone was launched in India for Rs 39,999, but after the recent price cut, it is now available for around Rs 33,975. In terms of specifications, it features a 4.5-inch (1620 1080 pixels) 3:2 display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. There are two variants to choose from, one with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM, and other with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM.
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The smartphone also features a 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 3,500mAh battery, and a QWERTY keyboard.