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Android 8.0 Oreo update for the BlackBerry KEYone is right around the corner

Now that the BlackBerry KEY2 is official, TCL Communication – the firm behind BlackBerry Mobile – has turned its attention to future-proofing the handset’s predecessor, the BlackBerry KEYone. 

An update (‘ABA676’) started making the rounds for the KEYone earlier this week, which, according to Canadian carrier Rogers, bundles a number a changes intended to prepare the handset for the impending Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade.

The contents of the update are unclear, though it does seem as though it carries some deep-level changes as some folks noted receiving an error message when first attempting to install the release, caused by interference from a background application.

A simple reboot set them on the right path.

We also don’t know when the much-anticipated Android 8.0 upgrade will arrive on the handset. All we know is that it’s destined to include all the standard goodies baked into Oreo, including Adaptive Icons and Picture-in-Picture (PiP).

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The ABA676 maintenance update is making the rounds in Europe, North America and South America, and is expect to arrive for both carrier-branded and unlocked variants of the handset in Asia and Australia in the not-too-distant future.

What feature are you hoping to see included in the Android 8.0 Oreo when it arrives on the BlackBerry KEYone? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews. 

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