Oreo 8.1 finally rolls out to UK and Europe on BlackBerry KEYone & Motion!

Motion Oreo update

Quick news update and it’s good news if your a BlackBerry KEYone or Motion owner that resides in the UK and Europe. As we have covered recently on BerryReporter there has been ongoing issues surrounding updates to devices in this region from TCL/BlackBerry Mobile with delayed updates and patches sometimes coming up to 3 months after North America.

Well in the last few days we have had some good news firstly the KEYone and then the Motion both received eagerly awaited updates to Oreo 8.1 with September’s patch! Weighing in at 1.4GB its a biggie and gives you all the Android Oreo 8.1 goodies like pic in pic mode, improved notifications, new emoji, an updated phone app, ability to snooze notifications, new smart text selection, new auto fill password mode, an updated settings menu, a new quick settings menu as well as battery and security enhancements. But that’s not all folks as there is also an updated BlackBerry Locker app and the all new BlackBerry sound recorder app amongst other changes in the OS. However the only thing missing from this update from the KEY2 version of Android Oreo is the ability to use Google Lens features in both the devices camera and Google Assistant.

Some have reported in other online forums that there have been some issues with downloading the Oreo update on the BlackBerry Motion. I myself had issues and only managed to get it to install on my 4th attempt but the device turned itself off while rebooting after the update prompting me to have to hard reboot my Motion in order to finally get it to complete the install of the update. Let’s hope it’s the start of more timely updates coming from TCL/BlackBerry Mobile in this region.

For me Oreo has been a great update as its turned my Motion into a brand new device, it now feels snappier than before on Nougat 7.1.2 with no lag and i’ve noticed battery life has improved in the last 2 days i’ve been rocking the update. So sound off in the comments below and let us know if you have received the Oreo update yet or had any issues with downloading the update on your device and finally let us know your thoughts on what your love about Android Oreo 8.1!

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BerryReporter's International Correspondent based in London, UK and has been a BlackBerry user since 2004 across 16 different devices. My first BlackBerry was a blue 7290 and I'm currently using both a BlackBerry KEY2 and Motion for work and personal use. I love running and going to the gym plus I'm also a huge music, movie, tech and sports fan. My favourite sports include Boxing; MMA and Athletics to Basketball (Miami Heat) and Football (Liverpool FC). You can add me on BBM via my custom PIN: USMmedia

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