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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Comment by Drumhellar
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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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by flanque on Thu 1st Feb 2018 10:36 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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Overall, it is preferable that Essential not push an update they know to not be stable

It shouldn't even be positioned as GA when it's that bad...

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by ahferroin7 on Thu 1st Feb 2018 13:13 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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I can absolutely attest to this. Even on my Nexus 6P, I had serious stability issues with 8.0. I would have to reboot every few days because the GPU drivers were glitchy, it positively guzzled battery power (I was lucky to get a full day out of it if I did anything with the phone beyond let it sit there), the UI would just suddenly freeze on occasion, etc. And that's all on official Google sanctioned hardware without any vendor crap involved.

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