Technology Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone

14:39  14 march  2018
14:39  14 march  2018 Source:   The Verge

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Essential Phone Oreo update. What about stable Android 8.0 Oreo release? Hence the now rolling out Android 8 . 1 Oreo beta. The update weighs about 500MB and installs software version OPM1.180104.010.

Essential has released Android 8 . 1 Oreo beta for the Essential Phone . The wait for Android 8 . 1 is almost over for Essential Phone owners, as the 8 . 1 beta is now available for download. We just started rolling out Oreo Beta 8 . 1 through OTA.

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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.”

The new version of Oreo includes a faster start up and sign in, smart text selection, instant apps, and the ability to play a windowed video while browsing other tabs. It also has Google Play Protect, which scans apps for malware before and after installation.

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