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BlackBerry KEY2 picking up July security patch in latest update

BlackBerry is rolling out a software update to the KEY2 that includes the July 01, 2018 security patch. The phone made its debut last month running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box along with BlackBerry's security suite. We're still digging through the update, but the latest build removes the Wi-Fi calling feature — it's likely BlackBerry will re-introduce it in a future update.

BlackBerry KEY2

There's plenty to like in the KEY2. It has a fantastic keyboard, and has much more robust hardware in the form of a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3500mAh battery. The device isn't exactly affordable at $650, but if you're looking for a physical keyboard coupled with decent hardware, there isn't anything else out there that comes close.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Had it weeks ago on Pixel 2 xl.
  • Same here, had the July security update for over a week on my Pixel 2 XL.
  • Lol this guy
  • Yeah. But this phone just came out last week. Not really fair to talk about speed of security patches compared to a one year old Google phone. Just sayin. Of course a pixel is going to get patches first. Compare it to the latest LG Samsung Motorola one+ or something is more fair.
  • The Pixel 2 and 2 XL aren't a year old yet (9 months)