Last month Andy Rubin’s Essential announced that they were working on an Android Oreo beta for their Essential Phone. They have now released the first beta of Android 8.0 Oreo to the handset. The Android 8.0 beta is now available for the device from the company’s developer portal.
Android 8.0 Oreo will bring a range of new features to the new Essential Phone, if you own the new handset then you can now test out this new beta on your device.
The Oreo Beta is pre-release software that may contain software bugs. We welcome and encourage you to let us know about issues you experience via our online form; however, our support team will not be equipped to troubleshoot any software issues that you may encounter on the Oreo Beta. If you decide that you don’t want to continue on the Oreo Beta, you can download and revert back to the latest production software build from the Current Builds section of this site. As noted below, downloading the Oreo Beta from us will not affect your Essential Limited Warranty rights, but may affect the terms of any third party warranty you may have.
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You can find out more information about the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Essential Phone over at the company’s developer portal at the link below.