Essential says Android Oreo 8.0 isnt coming to phones, but 8.1 will eventually
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Essential told users yesterday that they wont be receiving a stable release of Android Oreo 8.0, even though its been available through the companys beta program for the past few months. Instead, Essential says itll bring Oreo to phones with a public release of 8.1 because of several stability issues in 8.0. The company says making this change pushes the public release back a couple weeks, although it still doesnt specify an exact date for the rollout.
For now, users can test out 8.1 through the beta program. Any Essential owner can put Oreo on their device, so long as theyre comfortable with the occasional bug. Meanwhile, Pixel owners have been using 8.1 for months now. The update, which rolled out in December, includes updated…