1. RKSSDBB's Avatar
    That's how I read it. Hope I'm wrong.
    02-05-20 12:18 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    we dont know for sure, 2 years hasnt run out yet so its hard to say
    02-05-20 12:39 PM
  3. pgg101's Avatar
    That's how I read it. Hope I'm wrong.
    Hope for the best, but expect the worst.
    02-05-20 12:48 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    That's how I read it. Hope I'm wrong.
    We know Google provides the last patch to Oreo in (likely) August, so that's as far as it can go no matter what.

    24 months from KEY² launch brings us to a final patch in May or June.

    We haven't seen a Jan or Feb patch yet, but TCL seems to be under a virus lockdown at the moment, so it's too soon to tell.
    02-05-20 01:52 PM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    We know Google provides the last patch to Oreo in (likely) August, so that's as far as it can go no matter what.

    24 months from KEY² launch brings us to a final patch in May or June.

    We haven't seen a Jan or Feb patch yet, but TCL seems to be under a virus lockdown at the moment, so it's too soon to tell.
    - insert coronavirus joke here - placeholder
    02-05-20 01:56 PM
  6. RKSSDBB's Avatar
    thanks! I guess we'll find out for sure over the next few months.
    02-05-20 01:57 PM
  7. the newsusieq's Avatar
    Hi guys, please can you explain to those of us who want to keep our Key2s going for as long as possible and don’t understand all your tech guy shorthand what the reality will be.....what will stop working and when? What will the vulnerabilities be? And is it actually likely that our phones will continue working fine way beyond these critical dates that are being posited......?
    02-05-20 05:40 PM
  8. howarmat's Avatar
    Hi guys, please can you explain to those of us who want to keep our Key2s going for as long as possible and don’t understand all your tech guy shorthand what the reality will be.....what will stop working and when? What will the vulnerabilities be? And is it actually likely that our phones will continue working fine way beyond these critical dates that are being posited......?
    you can probably use your phone fine for another 4 years. Security will start to be more questionable but if you good about what you install and such it really shouldnt be a big issue
    02-05-20 06:04 PM
  9. conite's Avatar
    Hi guys, please can you explain to those of us who want to keep our Key2s going for as long as possible and don’t understand all your tech guy shorthand what the reality will be.....what will stop working and when? What will the vulnerabilities be? And is it actually likely that our phones will continue working fine way beyond these critical dates that are being posited......?
    I'd say you will start to have problems obtaining the latest app versions from the Play Store in 2-3 years.

    Depending on your risk aversion, whether or not you have client data on your phone, and how safe your mobile practices are, your desire to be using an unpatched Android device could range between 3 months and 3 years.
    02-05-20 06:11 PM
  10. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Hi guys, please can you explain to those of us who want to keep our Key2s going for as long as possible and don’t understand all your tech guy shorthand what the reality will be.....what will stop working and when?
    Monthly Security patches may have already ended, or they may pick up and end this summer.
    Possible that the TCL apps and BlackBerry apps may not get updated or patched going forward as well.


    What will the vulnerabilities be?
    Just depends on what is found by researches, and patched by Google. These can range from minor to critical....

    But a user that is careful in how they use their phone, should be fine.

    And is it actually likely that our phones will continue working fine way beyond these critical dates that are being posited......?
    Lot's of people using Android devices that don't get patches or updates...
    Only issues would be if your phone is connected to a work network with a UEM that has minimum requirements.
    02-06-20 02:26 PM
  11. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    - insert coronavirus joke here - placeholder
    Hey I see in another thread your photo pooped up!
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    02-06-20 08:14 PM
  12. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    I'd say you will start to have problems obtaining the latest app versions from the Play Store in 2-3 years.

    Depending on your risk aversion, whether or not you have client data on your phone, and how safe your mobile practices are, your desire to be using an unpatched Android device could range between 3 months and 3 years.
    I think the app issue will be closer to 4-5, but still much to early to start to pull out the worry towel.
    02-06-20 08:15 PM
  13. the newsusieq's Avatar
    Thanks guys for your considered input, comforting and appreciated. Interesting that the serious press gave time and attention yesterday UK time to the “demise” but already suggesting that it just not might not be....

    Now wouldn’t that be wonderful! Bet Mr Musk loved his BlackBerry......pocket money project to keep it alive until everything comes full circle to everyone realising the value of this wonderful device....
    02-06-20 08:19 PM
  14. tubularbell's Avatar
    ACI 448 now updated, APBI-PRD65004061
    02-11-20 05:16 PM

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