Essential launched its first phone last year with Nougat, but it promised a quick update to Oreo. Well, sort of quick. We’re still waiting for the final update, and the company recently decided to skip 8.0 altogether. Sure enough, the first Android 8.1 beta is rolling out as an OTA.
Since this is the first 8.1 build, there are a few minor system feature changes, as well as new fixes from Essential.
The first Android 8.1 beta is rolling out to the Essential Phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.