Bphone 3 was launched by BKAV in October 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. At that time, Bphone 3 did not run the latest Android when the full version of Android 9 Pie was released by Google for about 2 months. However, it is difficult to blame BKAV for this, because the two months are so close that no manufacturer can keep up with it.
Bphone 3 launched in October 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo operating system
It is noteworthy that BKAV has not been updated to Android for nearly 1.5 years. The device is still “stuck in place” in the version of Android 8.1 Oreo it shipped. Concerned about software updates, many people have voiced questions and always get the answer that “BOS does not depend too much on Android” and “Not how Android upgrade, BOS must upgrade like that”.
Familiar answer of BKAV when users ask about software update issues
However, after 1.5 years of saying no to Android 9 Pie, BKAV recently unexpectedly “changed their hearts” and tested the “new” operating system for Bphone 3. The BOS 4.0 Beta update was built on BKAV platform The new Android 9 Pie comes with a number of features such as app doubling, screen split or time management (Digital Wellbeing) …
After 1.5 years, BKAV has finally released the Android 9 Pie update for users
The reason for the word “new” in quotes is because Android 9 Pie is new to Bphone 3 users, but not new to other smartphone brands. In fact, Android 9 Pie has its successor, Android 10, which was announced by Google in March 2019 and officially released in September. Smartphone companies are in the process of upgrading their products to Android 10. .
The fact that Bphone 3 received the late Android 9 update shows that Bphone is not a suitable model for those who require the latest features. Before, the 2017 Bphone was also updated with Android 8 Oreo later.
BKAV has recently confirmed it will launch Bphone 4 in March. Will this device run Android 9 or Android 10? In any case, let’s hope that BKAV will focus more on software updates on this device.