• Android Oreo 8.1 is finally available for Essential Phones

    9 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Andy Rubin's Essential Phone appeared midway through last year, poised to take on the Samsung-Apple hegemony with a sleek, rugged design. The company skipped updating it's phones to Android's Oreo 8.0 release, and rather opted to wait for Oreo 8.1. T...
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  • Huawei official says P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates

    Huawei official says P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates

    9 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Huawei P9 and P9 Plus made their debut on the market two years ago, which means it's unclear whether or not Huawei will provide them with Android Oreo updates. The Chinese handset maker has been a mum on the matter while continuing to deliver Oreo to its newer top-tier smartphones.
    However, it looks like there's a high chance both the P9 and P9 Plus might receive the long-awaited update. If you haven't upgraded to a newer smartphone, it appears that one Huawei official said the P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android Oreo updates, which will include EMUI 8.0.
    If the ...
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  • Essential Phone receives long-awaited Android Oreo 8.1 update

    Essential Phone receives long-awaited Android Oreo 8.1 update

    9 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    After numerous beta updates and delays, Android Oreo has finally landed on the Essential Phone. Originally intended to launch with the vanilla version of Oreo, Essential opted instead for the latest version due to some stability concerns. If you check for a software update, you should have immediate access to the overdue upgrade, which will require a restart once the download is complete.
    Android Oreo brings more stability to the PH-1, as well as faster boot times and picture-in-picture reigning supreme amongst the other improvements. This Android Oreo update will certainly make the...
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  • The Essential Phone finally gets its Android Oreo update

    The Essential Phone finally gets its Android Oreo update

    9 monthes ago - By Gizchina

    Essential Phone owners are a rare bunch to find, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is still a fine device, with some nice selling points and a unique design. Now, the company can finally add 'running on Android 8.1 Oreo' to that list.
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  • Essential Phone gets update to Android 8.1 Oreo - CNET

    9 monthes ago - By CNET

    The big-screen phone gets the cookie-flavored Android update starting Tuesday.
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  • Essential Phone is now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update in earnest

    Essential Phone is now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update in earnest

    9 monthes ago - By GSMArena

    Although it beta tested Android 8.0 Oreo for its first smartphone last year, ultimately Essential decided against releasing that version of the OS to every single customer (not that there are very many of those, but still). The company said 8.0 wasn't stable so it would directly send out the 8.1 variant of Oreo to non-beta testers.
    That day has finally come. Essential has officially announced that the rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo for its Phone is underway. You can apparently already check for the update in Settings and it should show up. If it doesn't, don't fret - the release may be one of...
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  • Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone

    Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone

    9 monthes ago - By The Verge

    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...
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  • Android Oreo update officially out to Essential Phone

    9 monthes ago - By Pocketnow

    The jump to Android 8.1 comes after four and a half months of trial-and-error beta testing and a lot of bug smashing to go along with it.
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  • Essential Phone is officially receiving Android 8.1 Oreo starting today

    Essential Phone is officially receiving Android 8.1 Oreo starting today

    9 monthes ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    After months of testing, Android Oreo is now officially ready for the Essential Phone. The update begins rolling out starting today but it's been an interesting ride so far. An Android 8.0 Oreo beta started back in November but just before it was finished, Essential decided to extend the beta and move onto Android 8.1.
    It was a risky move (Android enthusiasts aren't always the most patient when it comes to these sort of things) but one that seems to have worked out well for the company. With beta testing now behind them, the Essential Phone is actually one of the first non- Pixel phones to...
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  • Android Oreo 8.1 is now available on the Essential Phone

    Android Oreo 8.1 is now available on the Essential Phone

    9 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    The wait is over, Essential Phone owners can now upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo. Essential announced the full release of Oreo today via Twitter. We're excited to announce the full release of Android Oreo 8.1 on Essential Phone! Check your phone now for the update. pic.twitter.com/0PwPBMj6h1 - Essential March 13, 2018 Some of the new features include smart text selection, instant apps and picture-in-picture. In addition, the update encompasses faster startup, app sign-in and Google Play Protect security scans. It should also fix the “Slow Scrolling Jitter” and add a dynamic calendar and clock...
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  • Essential Phone Oreo update Android 8.1 just released

    Essential Phone Oreo update Android 8.1 just released

    9 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Today Essential released Android 8.1 Oreo to the Essential Phone PH-1 for all users. Users will find this update available for them in the device's settings under System - System Update. This version of the operating system includes a wide variety of interesting if not helpful little features that weren't available to the Essential Phone PH-1 before. It's just a...
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  • Essential Phone is finally being updated to Android Oreo

    Essential Phone is finally being updated to Android Oreo

    9 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    If you own an Essential Phone, we've got great news! Starting 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 users should be able to install the new version of the OS today.
    While Essential doesn't specify this, we're pretty sure that the Android 8.1 Oreo update is ...
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  • Android 8.1 Oreo is now rolling out to all Essential Phone owners

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

    9 monthes ago - By Android Central

    Dear Android OEMs - this is how you do software updates.
    No matter what you think about the Essential Phone , one area that it dominates all other Android OEMs at is with its software updates. Less than a month after launching a beta for Android 8.1 Oreo, Essential's now pushing the software to all of its users.
    This marks the first public Oreo update for the Essential Phone as Essential chose to skip 8.0 after discovering some bugs towards the end of its beta, but even so, Essential's still beating Samsung, LG, and other big players in these regards.
    If you didn't jump on the Oreo beta...
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