Monthly security updates for BlackBerry Mobile

by Volker Weber


I just checked the security status for all three BlackBerry Mobile smartphones:

No monthly updates in August. KEYone is now three months old.


If you only had one phone, how many months would have to go by without a security update before you decided that it had to be immediately replaced?

Timothy Briley, 2018-09-05

If I only had one phone, it would be an iPhone, which does not have this problem.

Volker Weber, 2018-09-05

Is this just to prove that Blackberry can't keep up with Android (security) updates or is there really still a market for Blackberry phones? I'd rather be interested if your Nokia 7 has current updates.

Joachim Bode, 2018-09-06

I think BlackBerry Android development is stretched to thin. It was right-sized when they only had the Priv, but now there are way to many phones and SKUs.

The Nokia gets prompt updates within the month. I am currently on the Android 9 beta, so I cannot tell you about August.

Volker Weber, 2018-09-06

Volker, do you know when Android 9 will be officially rolled out for the Android One devices such as the Nokia 7+? I was under the (apparently wrong) impression that Android One would guarantee OS upgrades on the same day they are made available to the Pixel phones.

Jochen Kattoll, 2018-09-06

Nokia will release Android 9 on all their Android One devices, starting with the 7 Plus this month.

Volker Weber, 2018-09-06

Excellent, thank you!

Jochen Kattoll, 2018-09-06

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