BlackBerry KEYone was launched in India last year with Android Nougat running on the device. That’s most likely to change as BlackBerry is rolling out a new Android Oreo Beta firmware to the KEYone as an upgrade to the first beta update that was rolled out last month.
According to CrackBerry, users who had enrolled their KEYone devices on the Android Oreo testing will now receive a notification that prompts them to update to the latest firmware. The update shifts the software build of the device to version ABD796, which is a daily small upgrade, weighing in at infer 60MB. Those who were already on beta will be able to directly flash the latest package while users still on Nougat will need to update to version ABD301 and then flash build ABD796 on their KEYone.
It’s to be noted that there isn’t a whole lot of changes to the update barring a few fixes. Issues regarding voice over WiFi, the fingerprint scanner and carrier support have been resolved and there aren’t any noticeable differences elsewhere. The build ABD796 has also received certification, meaning, unless there are bugs to solve in the firmware, BlackBerry will be releasing this version as the official Android Oreo build for the KEYone smartphone.
To recall the specs of BlackBerry KEYone, the smartphone sports an aluminium frame and a 4.5-inch full-HD (1620×1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 433ppi and has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU. It has a 64GB of inbuilt storage and a 3505mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support. The KEYone offers a 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens.