Android’s Achilles’ Heel. Joe Maring:
All the way back in mid-November, the Essential Phone received its first beta build of Android 8.0 Oreo. This was followed up in late December with Beta 2, and it was expected that a public release for 8.0 Oreo would be soon to follow. Unfortunately, Essential recently announced on Twitter that this has been canceled.
Most Android smartphones never see major upgrades, another reason why making the whole widget is a very good idea.