After Essential instructed us that they had been skipping the update to Android 8.0 and leaping immediately to Android 8.1 as a substitute, we had been left questioning when that may occur. Lately, Essential introduced that the Android 8.1 “Oreo” update used to be rolling out of their beta channel. And when Essential says one thing is rolling out, they imply it – you'll obtain it at this time.
The update – which once more is most effective thru their beta program – comprises such things as picture-in-picture mode, good textual content variety, quicker startups, and many others., similar to you would have received with Android 8.0. Then again, Essential turns out to have discovered a method to cope with some of the phone’s greatest insects. Indexed within the changelog is a “Gradual Scrolling Jitter Repair (Beta),” that might upload some a lot wanted smoothness to the Essential Phone’s consumer enjoy.
We simply began rolling out Oreo Beta 8.1 thru OTA. This update comprises February safety patches, dynamic calendar and clock icons, a slow-scrolling jitter repair (beta), and extra. 😍 #EssentialPhone
— Essential (@very important) February 14, 2018
Along with that most likely repair, they tossed in February’s security patch and dynamic calendar and clock icons.
The update arrives as OPM1.180104.010 and weighs in at kind of 492.9MB for those on 8.0 Beta 3.
If you have an interest in becoming a member of the Essential beta program, head over to Essential’s site.