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August 8, 2018

Are you rocking Android Pie on your Essential Phone?

by John_A

Other Android OEMs — pay attention to what Essential’s doing.

This Monday saw Google release its final build of Android Pie for the Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup, and just minutes after this was announced, Essential came out of nowhere with an official Pie update for all Essential Phone owners.

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That sort of turnaround time is pretty much unheard of when it comes to third-party OEMs updating their hardware to new versions of Android, and as you might expect, a lot of us were quite excited by this news.

Some of our AC forum members have been talking about this for a couple days, and looking through the threads, it would appear that most all PH-1 owners are rocking and rolling with Pie.

avatar456672_4.gifricheich
08-06-2018 01:16 PM

My update size is 1047.2 MB. I’ll hold off until I get home. Amazing that we get it on release date. So impressive.

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avatar1538195_4.gifStayClassy101
08-06-2018 04:25 PM

I own a pixel 2 and essential. my essential phone had pie and on the pixel 2 it still hasn’t popped up yet.

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avatar989008_5.gifrevtech
08-06-2018 12:55 PM

Unbelievable! I was just wondering if we’d be getting the Aug security update today, and voila! Downloading right now 👍

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avatar2420708_2.gifSRFast
08-06-2018 12:57 PM

My nephew’s PH-1 on T-Mo is downloading the Android 9 Pie update now!

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How about you? Did your Essential Phone get the Android Pie update?

Join the conversation in the forums!

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