Essential to skip 8.0 Oreo release, goes straight to 8.1

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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