If you own the Essential Phone the there is good news for you. The new smartphone manufacturer has announced an Android Oreo beta update for the Essential Phone.
According to the instructions on the official update page, those interested in trying out the beta update are required to sign up with a valid email address. Afterwards, the download link is then made available.
The Beta 1 update (OPM1.170911.130) is 995MB in size. Currently known issues with the update include increased battery drain when Bluetooth is enabled and Android Auto compatibility issues with some vehicles. There is a chance there are more bugs and Essential says there is an online form where they can be reported.
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If you do not wish to continue running the beta version, you can revert back to the latest stable version by visiting the Current Builds section and downloading the correct one for your device.
The Essential Phone is currently $499. For that price, you get a 5.7-inch tri-bezel-less phone with 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 835 processor and 128GB of storage. You also get dual 13MP rear cameras, an 8MP front facing camera and a 3040mAh battery. Essential says its phone will get 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of security updates, so expect to get updated to Android P when it launches next year.