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


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

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

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

Essential Phone owners will be able toattach these two accessories using the magnetic pins on the backside. No information about when exactly they will be available forpurchase, or how much they will cost, has been announced yet.

source: Reddit, TechCrunch via GSMArena

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