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Essential is making it too easy for PH-1 owners to try Android 8.1 Oreo

February 22, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Essential had a change in plans for Android Oreo. The company announced several Android 8.0 beta upgrades for its Essential Phone, but later decided to skip the update for Android 8.1. The first Android 8.1 beta was introduced last week, and now the company has come out with a new way to get it.

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Essential PH-1 will skip Android 8.0 in favor of Android 8.1 Oreo

January 31, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Android Oreo is almost ready for the Essential PH-1 smartphone, though there has been a change in events. Midway through the beta program, Essential reached out to its fan base on Twitter to confirm that its Essential Phone will skip Android 8.0 and be updated straight to Android 8.1 Oreo (very latest version).

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The Galaxy S8’s Oreo Beta Program concludes today

January 26, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has been running a beta program for Galaxy S8 to absorb feedback on its build of Android 8.0 Oreo. The company rolled out a number of preview updates over the last several months, and Android Police received word that the program concludes on January 26.

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Android 8.0 Oreo beta 3 now available for Essential Phone

January 18, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Essential PH-1 owners who are enrolled or want to enroll in the company’s Android 8.0 Oreo beta program can now install the latest beta 3 update. The build could be the last before the public version, and includes a handful of patches and bug fixes as you would expect.

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LG G6 smartphone owners in China can beta test Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo software

January 1, 2018 Doug Demagistris

LG G6 smartphone owners in China can now sample Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo software with beta V19A. This is good news, even for those of you who own an LG G6 and don’t reside in China, because it likely means that a public update is just around the corner.

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Yet another Android 8.0 Oreo beta begins rolling out to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

December 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has polished up some bugs, and features in need of improvement with its latest Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The two Samsung models will be first among all the company’s smartphones to receive Google’s Android 8.0 software. This is the fifth beta, meaning that the public upgrade should be here very soon, perhaps next month.

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