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Essential Phone Android Oreo Update CONFIRMED In AMA


Essential Phone Android Oreo Update CONFIRMED In AMA

10/10/2017 - 11:54am

The Essential Phone will obtain Android Oreo within the coming weeks, in addition to every other moderately attention-grabbing updates

When you’ve purchased – or are occupied with purchasing – the Essential Phone, this may well be of hobby to you. Essential is now undertaking a bi-weekly AMA Reddit consultation, the place contributors of its crew box questions from enthusiasts of the logo.

The newest one has now concluded and it introduced ahead slightly just a little of attention-grabbing data. Essentially the most important of which is that Android Oreo is coming (as a beta), so it shouldn’t be too lengthy sooner than the update is to be had

“…our QA crew is within the technique of trying out Android Oreo as we talk to insure there are not any regressions at the instrument. We're making nice development and goal to have public beta to be had right here inside a number of weeks that you'll check out sooner than we free up globally. We can be sure to publicly announce as quickly because the Beta is to be had.”

Nightmode & Fingerprint Gestures

Along Android Oreo, the Essential Phone may also have the benefit of nightmode and fingerprint gestures. Consistent with Essential, those options merely weren't to be had for when the handset introduced with Android Nougat.

"[Night mode] is determined by HWC2 which wasn’t in a position for this chipset within the N time frame. Just right information regardless that, you’ll have it in O (I like this selection too!) [Fingerprint gestures are] in development however didn’t make it into as of late’s OTA. We’re concentrated on the following one.”


A couple of customers have famous that their Essential Telephones have this bizarre stuttering malicious program. Fortunately, Essential has famous the lawsuits and is ready to factor an update to unravel this downside.

“…sure we're acutely aware of the problem associated with the show contact and feature a patch from Qualcomm we're trying out internally. I noticed the repair in motion actually the day before today and the development is night time and day. I feel you guys might be in reality pleased with it. Our plan is to get this out in one of the vital subsequent upcoming OTA updates liberating a couple of weeks. Keep tuned!

“…it's similar to the touch jitter, partly coming from non-uniformity of the coordinates getting fed into the higher layers. This instrument has in-cell contact, which improves noise immunity general and makes the show thinner, however is requiring some additional tweaking to get issues good. The repair to the gradual scrolling jitter is the primary of a number of contact enhancements we're operating on, however we’ll be rolling them out one after the other once they're in a position.”

Essential Phone White is COMING

Essential may also free up a brand new, white model of the Essential Phone within the subsequent couple of weeks. When you haven’t noticed the white model of the Essential Phone, smartly… you’re in for a deal with – it seems superior.

Sadly, the Ocean Depths (one of those teal/blue color) and stellar gray (gray, principally) are nonetheless far off but. Wager Essential is looking ahead to call for to pick out up sooner than making an investment in additional production-intensive processes.

You'll learn the whole AMA proper here.


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