Essential PH-1 a month ago received a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo. And it would seem that a stable version of the firmware is already on the way, but at the last moment everything changed.
The company's official account on Twitter published the news that the PH-1 smartphone will not receive a stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo. According to rumors, the manufacturer had problems with the firmware on the device and instead of releasing an unstable update, it was decided to immediately begin to optimize Android 8.1. Perhaps this is good. Still, it's better to wait and get the firmware without errors and omissions.
When to expect
The company did not disclose the exact date of the announcement of the beta version of Android 8.1 Oreo, but it should happen already in the near future.
Read in Russian: Essential Phone сразу получит Android 8.1 Oreo