Android 8.1 Oreo is now rolling out to all Essential Phone owners

Joanna Estrada
March 13, 2018

After a few weeks of extra waiting, Essential has today announced that the Android 8.1 Oreo stable update has begun rolling out to devices.

After months of waiting for a stable update to Android 8.0 Oreo, Essential announced that it had cancelled the update.

Android Oreo includes a bunch of new features, such as improved notifications, battery life, and lots of other low-level features to improve stability and the overall experience of the OS.

Essential says to "check your phone now" for the 8.1 Oreo update, and if you don't see it yet, you should be able to download and install it over the next couple of days.

Android Oreo has seen minimal expansion since its debut a year ago, and the newer Android 8.1 has made an even smaller dent in the market. Have you received the update? Check your phone now for the update. Essential is adding the March security update, dynamic calendar and clock icons, and an apparent fix for the slow scrolling jitter. It's around 1,015MB if you're coming from 7.1 Nougat.

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