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Technology Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone

14:39  14 march  2018
14:39  14 march  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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Android Oreo 8 . 1 had previously been out on beta for Essential beta testers. 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 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. If you've got an Essential Phone , what are you looking forward to the most with Android 8 . 1 ?

  Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone © Provided 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 after installation.

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