Essential Phone is going to taste latest Android Oreo. Over the past few hours, the development team has announced the availability of the first beta build of the operating system.
Essential chose to make it available exclusively for installation via ADB and not as a downloadable software update via OTA. At the same time, Andy Rubin’s company made available Nougat-based factory image as well.
— Essential (@essential) November 14, 2017
As a beta release, considerably improved aspects such as increased battery life during Bluetooth connectivity on and some incompatibilities with Android Auto are to be considered. For more information and to take a look at the official page containing the beta installation procedure (requires mail registration) please refer to the following addresses:
Once again, the news shows the greatest commitment placed by Essential to relaunch the smartphone not only with the recent price drop in the list but also by offering a compelling software support. The 128GB unlocked model is now available for $499.99 on Amazon.com with $199.01 discount on the launch price.