Essential Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo “in the next month or two”

The Essential Phone has only been recently launched on the market, so it makes perfect sense that the handset ships with Android Nougat on board. However, Andy Rubin's company plans to offer customers who purchased the Essential Phone the option to upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.

During a Reddit AMA scheduled earlier today, Andy Rubin and other Essential officials answered some of the questions posted by users. Concerning the Android Oreo update, Rebecca Zavin, Essential's VP of Software confirmed that it will be released “in the next month or two.”

On a side note, Essential plans to launch two new accessories for the smartphone in the coming months. The first one is the charging dock that was presented on the stage during the Essential Phone's big reveal, while the second one is a high-end audio accessory that's said to feature DAC support and 3.5mm headset jack.

Essential Phone owners will be able to attach these two accessories using the magnetic pins on the back side. No information about when exactly they will be available for purchase, or how much they will cost, has been announced yet.

source: Reddit, TechCrunch via GSMArena

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1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Andy Rubin should improve his company's security infrastructure, before talking about any kind of Android updates. Still costs less than the iPhone X lmao.

2. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

We're suppose to believe them

3. strikerchooooo unregistered

Now that's why giggle and handroid suck. That's A BRAND NEW PHONE and they say "in the next month or two"?!? WTF? These are not tomatoes, but electronics and pretty expensive ones! Make it happen at a SPECIFIC date you, morons:))))

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