Essential Phone is now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update in earnest

March 13th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Although it beta tested Android 8.0 Oreo for its first smartphone last year, ultimately Essential decided against releasing that version of the OS to every single customer (not that there are very many of those, but still). The company said 8.0 wasn’t stable so it would directly send out the 8.1 variant of Oreo to non-beta testers.

That day has finally come. Essential has officially announced that the rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo for its Phone is underway. You can apparently already check for the update in Settings and it should show up. If it doesn’t, don’t fret – the release may be one of…

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