Essential Phone receives long-awaited Android Oreo 8.1 update

Essential Phone receives long-awaited Android Oreo 8.1 update

Essential says to "check your phone now" for the 8.1 Oreo update, and if you don't see it yet, you should be able to download and install it over the next couple of days. About a month after the first beta build of 8.1 came out for the Essential Phone, the official Android 8.1 Oreo update has been released from the floodgates.

As Essential doesn't reskin much of the pure Android experience, the company isn't adding any new features to Android Oreo with today's update.

Essential made the decision in January to focus on Android 8.1 instead after it discovered several stability issues in version 8.0 which it felt would be addressed in 8.1.

Android Oreo has seen minimal expansion since its debut previous year, and the newer Android 8.1 has made an even smaller dent in the market. The update also brings the March security update, clock icons, dynamic calendar, and a fix for slow scrolling jitter.

Artem has updated his Essential Phone, which formerly wouldn't even work if he opted to restore apps and settings, and he's overjoyed that he finally has a functioning phone.

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