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Huawei Mate 9 gets Android Oreo update in the US

Huawei Mate 9 gets Android Oreo update in the US

Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro owners in the United Kingdom will be able to benefit from the free Oreo update, which focuses primarily on speed and efficiency, with improved boot times and reduced background activity that would otherwise drain battery and data plans. However, a new information has surfaced online that reveals that the smartphone could get some features of the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. Essential released a statement saying that there were stability issues when the company was going through the beta program.

Juho Sarvikas has confirmed in a tweet that the Nokia 3 would soon get Android Oreo beta build, giving a hint that it's just a matter of time before the handset receives the final version.

In order to become part of the beta program though, you have to sideload the Android Oreo operating system onto your device. Stay put for our timely coverage on the ascension of the 1% of users that will be enjoying this update, and on the next WhatsApp update for iOS and Android devices.

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Customers that are now in the beta program will also receive the stable OTA. Essential Phone owners who haven't sideloaded any of the Oreo beta builds will get an update to Android 8.1 Oreo when it's released in the next few weeks.

Even bad news is often sweetened when communicated sincerely and in a timely fashion, which "Team Essential" is trying to do today. The stability issues mentioned by Essential are particularly interesting, mainly because of the fact that Essential's version of Android doesn't differ too much from a pure Android experience.

Essential is skipping the release of Android 8.0 for Android 8.1 due to instability concerns. All will be there to your device once you upgrade it with the latest update in the coming days. Did you notice any issues with your update? Let us know in the comments about your expectations for this update and if you think it is a good idea to skip Android 8 and move to Android 8.1.


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