Essential previously announced that they would be skipping Android 8.0 for the Essential Phone and going straight to Android 8.1 Oreo.
Now the company has announced that is is releasing the Android 8.1 Oreo beta update for the handset, this also comes with Google’s security patch for Android for February.
We just started rolling out Oreo Beta 8.1 through OTA. This update includes February security patches, dynamic calendar and clock icons, a slow-scrolling jitter fix (beta), and more. 😍 #EssentialPhone
— Essential (@essential) February 14, 2018
You can find out more details about the new Android 8.1 Oreo beta for the Essential smartphone over at the company’s website.