If you've been following the trials and tribulations of the Essential Phone, you'll know that it arrived to market with a few showstopping bugs and a camera that wouldn't quit. Oh, wait — a camera that always Force Quit.
Anyway, months later, the Essential Phone is now $200 less — a cool $499 — and considerably more stable, with improved camera quality and speed. And, as promised during a tell-all AMA, the phone now has access to Android 8.0 Oreo in beta.
The installation process is a bit convoluted and involves using the command line to sideload a new ROM through ADB, so if that the preceding words made no sense to you, it's probably best to wait until the release is public, and available through an over-the-air update.
Beats looks to woo over some Android users with the Fit Pro, aimed at delivering features and performance that don't cast them aside as afterthoughts, and while there's certainly truth to that with these earbuds, there's still work to do to close the gap.
The Quest 2's limited battery life is its biggest flaw. Naturally, accessories that make the charging process easier are invaluable, but if you're in the market for an accessory to display and charge your Quest 2, you might want to look elsewhere.