Essential Phone to directly get Android 8.1, company says 8.0 isn’t stable

January 31st, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

The Essential Phone Oreo (8.0) beta program has been running for quite some time now. Recently, the company even promised that the final update will be released soon. However, now it has been revealed that the device won’t be getting Android 8.0.

In a tweet, the company announced the phone will directly be updated to Android 8.1, saying 8.0 has some stability issues that will be fixed in 8.1.

An update on the public release of Oreo:— Essential (@essential) January 30, 2018

This change in plan also means that the final Oreo update roll out time frame…

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