Despite running the beta version of the platform for these past 2 months, the Essential phone has decided that it will be skipping Android Oreo 8.0. They have decided to focus their energy on Android 8.1 and skip the previous version because of stability issues they found during the test phases. The downside is that it will push back Oreo’s release to the Andy Rubin-designed Essential phones a few weeks, but those who can’t wait that long can always sign up for 8.1’s beta release.
Beta program for Oreo 8.1
In its announcement, Essential said it’s launching a beta program for Oreo 8.1 to be able to fine-tune the build with the help of users’ feedback. Interested users will have to have enough tech savvy to be able to install the platform, and they can also expect to deal with bugs until the stable release. Essential didn’t reveal when the beta will be available, so those who’d like to take part in the testing program will just have to wait for more info.
In their official announcement, they have stated that with the help of users’ feedback they will be able to fine-tune a beta program for Oreo 8.1. Tech-savvy users are encouraged to apply because they need to be knowledgeable enough to install the platform, and they can also expect to deal with bugs until the stable release. The date of the release of the beta program is still unknown so for more info, those who’d like to take part in the testing program will have to wait.