On top of everything Android 8.0 Oreo also brings a whole new emoji set to the table, and much more. The upshot is the phone's LCD panel goes all the way up to the edge on three sides. While the device looked good on paper, with top-of-the-line hardware, it failed to make an impression with customers due to its exorbitant price tag. Ironically, it's still not as stable but at least Android 8.1 is the latest build. Because of these protracted issues, Essential has announced plans to skip the 8.0 release entirely in favor of 8.1, which will "push the public release back a couple weeks", according to the company.
The delay will still likely be a big deal for many PH-1 owners, as most of the early adopters of Essential's first Android phone are Android enthusiasts.
Essential ditches Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade for PH-1, will skip to 8.1 due to 'stability issues'
Android 8.0 Oreo is undoubtedly the most advanced Android update till date and for that very same reason, people around the world have been waiting for this update on their respective Android smartphones. Therefore, it's going to direct all its efforts to move the Essential Phone directly from Nougat to Android 8.1. That being said, both the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 have been announced last year, the Honor 8 Pro is the company's phablet, while the Honor 9 is still the company's compact flagships, at least until it successor arrives later this year. The beta will still have bugs to iron out, so you should wait if possible.
Notification Dots are also included in this update, which is a feature we've seen in quite a few launchers thus far, and it will essentially place a dot on an app icon if you have a new notification of some sort. Now, just follow basic instructions and your device will be updated with Android Oreo update.
Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter
We're in for six more weeks of wintry weather , according to Woody the Woodchuck, the state's official groundhog . The first record of this odd tradition dates back to 1886, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Day website .