Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is Confirmed to Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat


The Essential Phone is a device that’s at the top of my personal radar, and although official new details surrounding the phone are still quite slim, an official Wi-Fi Certified document for the device reveals that it will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

This isn’t all that surprising considering that Andy Rubin is the father of the Android operating system, but we’re still pleased to know that the Essential Phone will be rocking the latest version of the OS that’s publicly available.

In addition to this, the only other things that the WiFi Alliance’s certification reveals is that the model number for the Essential Phone is A11 and that it will be equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz).

Details provided by this certification might be small, but it’s a sign that that the phone should be shipping out to customers sooner rather than later. A report from the Financial Times earlier today reiterates this point as well, so hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer to get our hands on what Andy Rubin and the team over at Essential has been cooking up.

Source: WiFi Alliance