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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like he said
by missingxtension on Thu 1st Feb 2018 12:00 UTC
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In all of my android usage 2.1 and up. Yes like someone stated, kk version has been the best. It started to have major problems around 5.0. Thats when all the modding community started to get shut out. The key to android being a mess is that manufacturers don't like to publish any drivers. So you have a lot if phones that would run cyanogen just fine, but have problems with drivers.

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