Essential teases… something? – CNET


Andy Rubin, the father of the Android operating system, created a new phone last year — a surprisingly powerful and pocketable handset with no logos to mar its gorgeous titanium and ceramic frame.

And though the Essential Phone was a bit of a flop — here’s our recent re-review — the company isn’t throwing in the towel just yet. On Tuesday, Essential’s Twitter account lit up with this teaser:

Before you get all excited about an Essential Phone 2, you should probably know that there are two much, much less interesting things this teaser is more likely to be about.

Somewhat likely: Android 8.1 Oreo. 

The Essential Phone hasn’t been updated to Android Oreo yet. There is a giant O in the center of the teaser image, which could stand for Android Oreo. On Jan. 30, Essential tweeted that the release of Oreo would be pushed back “a couple weeks” so the team could release Android 8.1 instead of 8.0. It has now been a couple…

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