Essential, the smartphone company by Andy Rubin (Android Founder) made the Android Oreo open beta program available for all the Essential PH-1 smartphone users. With the Android Oreo Beta 2, the company wants to bring in new features and solve the old bugs, However, it’s a Beta version so there are still chances that it might have bugs.

All the existing Essential PH-1 smartphone users who have enrolled for the Android Oreo Beta 1 program might get an OTA update soon. But there are a lot of people who might not have enrolled for the Beta 1. If you are one among them the only option left to you is sideloading the Beta 2 on your device. You can download the update from here if you plan to sideload it.

Android Oreo Beta 2 Build (OPM1.170911.213) What’s New

  • December Security Patch
  • Smart text selection, instant apps, PiP
  • Faster startup and app sign-in
  • Google Play Protect Security scans

Issues in Android Oreo Beta 1 which are Fixed.

  • Android Auto and OEM Bluetooth Car Kit Interoperability Improvements
  • Data tracking issues for certain U.S. Carriers
  • Setup Assistant screen cutoff issues due to status bar
  • Further Treble support
  • Battery life improvements
  • LED notification and charging behavior

As mentioned above, this is still a Beta and there are chances that you might come across different bugs this time. If you do come across one, you can feel free to comment here and we’ll curate a list of bugs and send them to the team.

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