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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RE[4]: A hot mess
by gorbie on Fri 2nd Feb 2018 02:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A hot mess"
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The Z30 had the Paratek Antenna and I can attest to it. It has worked better than any other phone I have used. On the highway my calls will not drop but I will cut out (I often drive 100km down rural highways - hello from the armpit of canada! (New Brunswick)

It also was night and day in my storage locker which is a giant multi-layered tin can.

Speed is still fine on it. It's LTE but I keep that turned off to save battery so its not bouncing on and off of towers since I am hardly in one spot for any amount of time. Even with using the hotspot, 3g speeds are still perfectly fine for downloading and even remoting customers.

I would love to do a head to head video sometime of how my Z30 still out-maneuvers the others (for my workflow).

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