android 9 pie now on essential phone

Android 9 Pie now on Essential Phone

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On Monday, Google pushed out the final build of Android 9.0, now officially known as Android Pie, to its lineup of Pixel smartphones. Minutes later, Essential did the same for the Essential Phone. The feat makes Andy Rubin’s company the first third-party Android OEM to push the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system to one of its devices.

Essential says Android P beta users will be able to update their device to the official release with an OTA like everyone else.

Essential said,

“We’re proud to announce that Android 9 Pie is now available on Essential Phone! Your experience with Essential Phone is important to us. And that’s why our team worked so hard to make sure you got the latest version of Android on launch day.”

The company also posted a Q&A that details what it took to release Android P on the Essential Phone on the same day it came out on the Pixels.

If you own the PH-1, you can update to Android 9.0 Pie now.

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