At the end of January, Essential announced that it would be skipping a full release of Android 8.0 Oreo, instead going straight to 8.1. About a month after the first beta build of 8.1 came out for the Essential Phone, the official Android 8.1 Oreo update has been released from the floodgates.
We’re excited to announce the full release of Android Oreo 8.1 on Essential Phone! Check your phone now for the update.
Essential Phone now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.