Third Android Oreo beta hits the Essential Phone, minor changes included

Third Android Oreo beta hits the Essential Phone, minor changes included
Essential has yet to deliver Android Oreo to its flagship, the Essential Phone, but what's important is that the company is working to bring the update to the public as quickly as possible. In that regard, Essential debuted an Android Oreo beta program where Essential Phone owners can test the update before it gets released to everyone.

Up until now, two Essential Phone Android Oreo beta builds were released with fairly sizable changelogs. Today, the third Android Oreo beta made its way to Essential Phone devices eligible for the update.

Unlike either of the previous updates, the new beta build doesn't bring too many new features. In fact, the only thing that it wasn't included in the second beta is the January security patch and fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown exploits.

The changelog also mentions the update contains “misc stability and bug fixes,” but the rest of the changes listed aren't actually new, as they were part of the first and second beta builds.

If you've already flashed a previous Android Oreo beta on your Essential Phone, the new one should arrive OTA. Otherwise, you'll have to manually download the system image and flash it on the stable version of your Android OS.

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  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1312 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3040 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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