Other Android OEMs — pay attention to what Essential’s doing.
This Monday saw Google release its final build of Android Pie for the Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup, and just minutes after this was announced, Essential came out of nowhere with an official Pie update for all Essential Phone owners.
That sort of turnaround time is pretty much unheard of when it comes to third-party OEMs updating their hardware to new versions of Android, and as you might expect, a lot of us were quite excited by this news.
Some of our AC forum members have been talking about this for a couple days, and looking through the threads, it would appear that most all PH-1 owners are rocking and rolling with Pie.
08-06-2018 01:16 PM
My update size is 1047.2 MB. I’ll hold off until I get home. Amazing that we get it on release date. So impressive.
08-06-2018 04:25 PM
I own a pixel 2 and essential. my essential phone had pie and on the pixel 2 it still hasn’t popped up yet.
08-06-2018 12:55 PM
Unbelievable! I was just wondering if we’d be getting the Aug security update today, and voila! Downloading right now 👍
08-06-2018 12:57 PM
My nephew’s PH-1 on T-Mo is downloading the Android 9 Pie update now!
How about you? Did your Essential Phone get the Android Pie update?
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