If you've been waiting to hear more about Android Oreo for the BlackBerry KEYone, you might want to keep an eye on your email. Those registered on the BlackBerry Beta Zone have now been sent an email highlighting a new beta program process while also announcing an invitation-only beta program for Android Oreo on the BlackBerry KEYone.
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: https://bbbeta.centercode.com/
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
Have to say, I'm kind of surprised there is even a beta for Android Oreo. With the BlackBerry KEY2 already running on Oreo, it seems BlackBerry just wants to track feedback of Oreo on the KEYone more so than it being a real beta, which is good since they can squash bugs faster but as noted, it's invitation only. I have no idea what happens if you sign up without getting the email, but hey, it's there. You can try. Makes me wonder, will there be a Motion beta as well?