Are you rocking Android Pie on your Essential Phone?

This Monday saw Google release its final build of Android Pie for the Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup, and just minutes after this was announced, Essential came out of nowhere with an official Pie update for all Essential Phone owners.

That sort of turnaround time is pretty much unheard of when it comes to third-party OEMs updating their hardware to new versions of Android, and as you might expect, a lot of us were quite excited by this news.

Some of our AC forum members have been talking about this for a couple days, and looking through the threads, it would appear that most all PH-1 owners are rocking and rolling with Pie.

My update size is 1047.2 MB. I'll hold off until I get home. Amazing that we get it on release date. So impressive.


I own a pixel 2 and essential. my essential phone had pie and on the pixel 2 it still hasn't popped up yet.


Unbelievable! I was just wondering if we'd be getting the Aug security update today, and voila! Downloading right now 👍


My nephew's PH-1 on T-Mo is downloading the Android 9 Pie update now!


How about you? Did your Essential Phone get the Android Pie update?

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.