Since Google released the #Android Oreo update on August 21, it has become the most sought-after software for Android-powered handsets. However, only a few handsets have received the new update. Most OEMs are still trying to test the update on their own devices. However, Andy Rubin's startup, Essential, has revealed that the Android Oreo update is arriving soon on the Essential Phone.

What did the company say?

On Tuesday, September 19, Essential posted a tweet through the official Twitter account, which revealed that the Android 8.0 update will be arriving soon on the #Essential Phone. Although the exact date was not revealed, the tweet reveals that the update may be rolled out in the next couple of months.

The company has taken special care to address bug fixes and other performance issues that were reported after the Essential Phone was revealed. Fans are delighted to hear about the latest Android Oreo update but hope that Essential will keep its word about the update releasing before the end of the year.

An Essential executive had previously confirmed that the Android Oreo would be coming to the Essential Phone. The company's vice president of software, Rebecca Zavin had claimed during an Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit, that the company will be updating Essential Phone to the latest Android operating system in one or two months. So, the latest tweet falls in line with Zavin's assertions.

What does the Android Oreo update bring?

The latest operating system from Google brings a ton of new features and functionalities into the Android platform.

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For instance, one of the most attractive and useful features introduced through Android Oreo is the picture-in-picture mode or PiP. This allows users to customize a particular app to be displayed as a small window at the bottom of the screen, while the rest of the display can be used to navigate other apps or features at the same time.

The notification system has also undergone a lot of change. For instance, the notification dot functionality has been added. When a notification arrives, a dot shows up on the icon of the app to which the notification is related. Users can view the notification from the icon itself and even dismiss unimportant notifications.

Aside from these features, the battery life of a device running on the Android 8.0 Oreo will also be boosted when compared to the same device running on earlier Android versions. Background app functionality is severely restricted to ensure that additional battery power is saved. So, the Essential Phone will likely receive all of these features soon. #Andy Rubin