Back in January Essential revealed that the phone won’t be getting Android Oreo 8.0 update due to some stability issues and instead the device will directly get the version 8.1 with all the issues resolved. And now keeping its word the company officially rolling out the long-awaited Oreo v8.1 update.
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 (@essential) March 13, 2018
The update is rolling over-the-air as we speak so will take time to reach every unit. Those who are impatient can manually check for the update by heading over to the Setting’s menu of the device.
Before downloading the update make sure your device is charged up to 80 percent and is connected to a decent internet connection.