Jan 30 AT 7:06 PM Evan Selleck 0 Comments

Essential Phone Oreo update delayed, will release Android 8.1 instead

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The Essential Phone received the second beta of Android 8.0 Oreo back in December of last year, but the public launch of Oreo on Essential’s flagship smartphone is going to be delayed a bit.

Today Essential officially announced that, following the beta seeds of Android 8.0 Oreo, it has discovered stability issues that the company believes will get fixed with Android 8.1 Oreo. As a result of that, Essential will hold off on updating the Essential Phone until it has prepared Android 8.1.

Essential will roll out a beta version of Android 8.1 Oreo for the Essential Phone soon, which will allow the company to test the software ahead of a public launch.

Essential says that with this delay in place, the public launch of Android Oreo for the Essential Phone will be a couple of weeks later than they originally planned.

While a delay is never fun, at least Essential is still committed to bringing Oreo to its smartphone.

Source: @Essential

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