Andy Rubin’s Essential has just announced that the Essential Phone is skipping the Android 8.0 update and going straight to Android 8.1. The company has been running a beta program for Android 8.0 on the handset.
The reason that Android 8.0 is being skipped on the handset is due to apparent stability issues, these issues are not present in Android 8.1.
An update on the public release of Oreo: pic.twitter.com/fPJRtX7kvY
— Essential (@essential) January 30, 2018
This means that it will take a couple of weeks more before the Essential Phone gets the Android Oreo update. The company is releasing a new beta software for the device in the form of Android 8.1 Oreo.
As yet there are no details on exactly when the Android Oreo update will land on the handset, as soon as we get some more information, we will let you guys know.
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