Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2

Essential kick started beta testing Oreo for its only smartphone Essential Phone PH-1 back in mid-November. And now a month later it has released the second beta of Oreo build.

According to the changelog, the latest build includes December security patches and native Oreo features like Smart text selection, instant app, picture-in-picture mode, Google Play Protect, along with performance improvements. It also brings fixes for Android Auto, battery life, and data tracking. 

Here's the complete change-log:
What's New

  • December Security Patch
  • Smart text selection, instant apps, PiP
  • Faster startup and app sign-in
  • Google Play Protect Security scans
 Issues Fixed from Beta 1
  • Android Auto and OEM Bluetooth Car Kit Interoperability Improvements
  • Data tracking issues for certain U.S. Carriers
  • Setup Assistant screen cutoff issues due to status barFurther Treble support
  • Battery life improvements
  • LED notification and charging behavior
The update weighs in at 142.4MB in size, and is rolling out over-the-air if your Essential Phone is currently running the previous beta build. If not, you can do it manually by sideloading the latest build via ADB. The instructions and download files for the lastest beta build are on Essential's website (link).


Kaiser Bey
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Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2 Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2 Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/21/2017 03:52:00 PM
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