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Essential PH-1 starts to receive Android 8.1 Oreo

One year ago   |   By Gizchina

The Essential Phone can't be considered a great hit, with a report of just 88,000 units shipped worldwide during last year, the first phone from Andry's Rubin startup is what we would call a flop. However, this doesn't stop the company from providing updates for the handset. The company announced during last month that the
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Android 8.1 Oreo beta starts rolling out to the Essential Phone

Android 8.1 Oreo beta starts rolling out to the Essential Phone

One year ago   |   By Phone Arena

Essential has just announced that Android 8.1 Oreo is now available for the Essential Phone in the beta form. The US company confirmed last month that it will update the flagship directly to Android 8.1 Oreo, thus skipping Android 8.0.
The first beta build of Android 8.l Oreo is being pushed OTA to those who've been using beta builds of Android 8.0. Otherwise, you'll have to download the file from Essential's website and flash it manually on your smartphone.
We also have a complete changelog that contains all the new stuff added by Essential, such as smart text selection, ...
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Essential Phone receives 8.1 beta with February security patch and slow-scrolling jitter fix

Essential Phone receives 8.1 beta with February security patch and slow-scrolling jitter fix

One year ago   |   By AndroidPhoneFans

The Essential Phone will soon be available in a new color, the aqua and gold colored “Ocean Depths,” starting tomorrow, February 15th but that's not the only new development from the house that Andy Rubin built.
A few weeks ago we learned that Essential - who was working on an Android 8.0 Oreo update for the PH-1 - would be skipping an official rollout of 8.0 , starting work immediately on Android 8.1 via the manufacturer's beta program.
We just started rolling out Oreo Beta 8.1 through OTA. This update includes February security patches, dynamic calendar and clock icons, a slow-scrolling...
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