Last August, the Essential Phone was launched and made available to the public. There was even a special deal on the phone this past holiday season. Even though the smartphone caught a lot of attention, it isn’t free of problems.
Five months later, the phone is still suffering from issues that remain unfixed by the company. One of the biggest issues is the lagging touch latency. If you have a PH-1, know that Essential hasn’t forgotten about the problem and is working hard to fix it.
9to5Google reports, during a recent Reddit AMA, Essential engineers said that they’re working hard to fix the lagging touch latency and have dedicated resources specifically aimed to hep improve touch latency.
“There are trade offs we are testing internally and our goal is to provide something in the 8.1 release we just need to make sure by fixing the jitter issue that we are not creating another problem,” they said. “Sorry this is taking so long, we just want to get it right given how vocal our audience is.”
The good news here is that a fix is in the works and will be available in the future. The bad news is that you will have to wait a while before it’s available to you. Essential’s Oreo Software is still in the beta stage, so the Android 8.1 release will take much longer to release.