Essential PH-1 Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Stable Update

by Habeeb Onawole 0

After months of waiting for a stable update to Android 8.0 Oreo, Essential announced that it had cancelled the update. Its reason for doing so had to do with stability issues present in Android 8.0 that would be addressed in Android 8.1 Oreo. So instead of an update to 8.0 Oreo, the Essential PH-1 would get an update to 8.1 Oreo.

Essential PH-1

After a few weeks of extra waiting, Essential has today announced that the Android 8.1 Oreo stable update has begun rolling out to devices. The announcement was made on Twitter a short while ago.

Screenshots provided by some users who have received the OTA shows the update is 1015.1 MB in size. Below is the complete changelog:

  1. Smart Text selection, instant apps, picture-in-picture
  2. Faster startup and app sign-in
  3. Google Play Protect security scans
  4. Google Security Patches 2018-03
  5. Dynamic Calendar and Clock Icons
  6. Slow Scrolling Jitter Fix

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Its interesting to see that it also brings March security patch and a fix for the scrolling jitter users have complained about.

Do you own an Essential PH-1? Have you received the update? Let us know what you think.