BlackBerry Shows off it’s Redesigned Beta Program with New Android Oreo Beta for The BlackBerry KEYone


If you have been around the world of BlackBerry for awhile you might remember the BlackBerry Beta Program, also known as the BlackBerry Beta Zone.  BlackBerry Beta Zone was a place were BlackBerry users could test BlackBerry apps and sometimes BlackBerry devices.  The program was geared toward BlackBerry 10 users but did see some activity in the early days of the BlackBerry Android switch with programs for the BlackBerry Hub Suite and even a beta program for AT&T BlackBerry PRIV users.  Recently, however, the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been pretty quiet and some might have forgotten about it.  That is until today! Today BlackBerry Beta Zone user received the email below announcing the return of the BlackBerry Beta Zone and a new program for BlackBerry KEYone users!


Thank you for being a part of our beta programs in BlackBerry Beta Zone! This month, July, we are moving our beta testing effort to a new community hosted by beta program experts Centercode. We would love for you to continue beta testing early versions of apps and software with us in this new community. The new space has excellent new ways for you to share and organize your feedback and bug reports with other participants, so we can treat the highest-impact issues you find with the highest priority. If you’re interested in continuing to test with us, please join us in our new community here:

The new BlackBerry Beta community:

We will be transitioning the Hub+ Suite & Apps program to our new community this month. Once you’re signed up to the community, you’ll be on our list to invite to new open programs. We’re also happy to be starting an invitation-only beta program for Android Oreo on the BlackBerry KEYone. If you’re a KEYone user, make sure to visit the new community and complete your profile to secure an invite.

If you no longer wish to participate in BlackBerry beta programs, no action is needed on your part. We’ll remove you from the beta testing groups as we move away from this Beta Zone community this month.

Thank you, and I hope to see you in the new community!

John & the BlackBerry Beta Team

That’s right lucky BlackBerry KEYone users who sign up for the BlackBerry Beta Program will get the ability to test Android Oreo for the BlackBerry KEYone.  Along with this new program, the Beta Progam has a new website that looks great! You can register multiple devices including non-BlackBerry devices. If you are a BlackBerry KEYone user and are willing to test Android Oreo on your device click the link below. Also, if you are BlackBerry KEY2, BlackBerry Motion, or any other BlackBerry device user sign up as well to make sure you get access to future Beta Projects.

Sign up for the new BlackBerry Beta Program

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