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