Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone, the company announced on Twitter today. Essential Phone users just have to check their phones and download the update. Android Oreo 8.1 had previously been out on beta for Essential beta testers. Essential has said that it was skipping a release of Android 8.0 because of “several stability issues.”
Essential Phone is finally being updated to Android Oreo
If you own an Essential Phone, we’ve got great news! Today, March 13, Essential is officially rolling out an Android 8.1 Oreo update to the handset - this is a full release, not a beta, and is available to all users. If you haven’t received an update notification yet, go to your Essential Phone’s Settings menu and manually check to see if you can download Oreo right away. Most (if now all) users should be able to install the new version of the OS today.