Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Feb 2018 01:10 UTC

Essential - the phone company led by Android co-founder Andy Rubin - has had some difficulty in getting a stable 8.0 Oreo update released. After three beta releases, the company is not quite satisfied that the update is ready for general release. Because of these protracted issues, Essential has announced plans to skip the 8.0 release entirely in favor of 8.1, which will "push the public release back a couple weeks," according to the company.

Not even a phone with close to stock Android, built by the very same person who developed Android in the first place, can be updated to a newer Android release without delays, stability issues, and general problems - to the point where they're skipping a version altogether.

Android is a mess.

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by Drumhellar on Thu 1st Feb 2018 05:53 UTC
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Thom, I think you're misunderstandig what the issue is.

It isn't that he's having trouble getting it stable on the Essential phone, it's just that 8.0 isn't very stable in general.

As it is, I'm pissed that the Android version of Final Fantasy VII doesn't run on most Oreo phones (Only a small list of devices actually works). I wish I had known before I updated - I was in the middle of a game.

I just hope 8.1 comes out soon enough that TMo + Motorola releases it (Oreo only came out Dec 17)

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