Android Oreo 8.1 is now available on Essential Phone, the company announced on Twitter today. Essential Phone users only have to verify their phones and download the update. Android Oreo 8.1 had already come out in beta for essential beta testers. Essential has said that it was jumping an Android 8.0 release due to "several stability problems".
The new version of Oreo includes faster sign-in and sign-in, smart text selection, instant apps and the ability to play a video in one window while browsing other tabs. It also has Google Play Protect, which scans applications to detect malware before and after installation.