Even yet a May news suggested that Essential has canned a second-generation phone (an avowal a association didn’t entirely contradict), a initial Essential Phone stays a cult favorite. In vast part, that’s since a association pushes out Android updates in near tandem with Google — and that was no difference with a September 2018 Android Pie update released today. Within mins of it surfacing, Essential tweeted that business could refurbish to squeeze a gold of patches, including Bluetooth audio and accessibility fixes, by simply streamer to their settings and checking for a update.
We only expelled a program refurbish that includes Sep Google Security Patches along with several audio and accessibility fixes. Check your Essential Phone now for a update. pic.twitter.com/ImzLEk9iSo
— Essential (@essential) September 4, 2018
Meanwhile, Pixel users have to confirm either to reason parsimonious and wait for a refurbish to arrive over a subsequent few days, or implement a OTA files or complement image. Essential’s effectively done updating a quicker and smoother routine than on Google’s possess inclination — an considerable feat. The hardware startup’s discerning gait doesn’t simulate good on other Android manufacturers, some of that can hardly dedicate to monthly updates or, even worse, lie about providing all a fixes. Thankfully, Google is operative on building confidence patching into a OEM agreement.
The 81.4MB refurbish brings inclination to Android 9.0.0 – Build PPR1.180905.036. It includes a accumulation of security patches, Bluetooth automobile audio fixes and accessibility fixes. Notch settings for customizing how any app uses a standing bar/notch area are still left after a send from Android 8.1 to 9.0 (when Google altered things adult by introducing new nick logic), though Essential told fans and developers in a August Reddit AMA that it’s on a company’s roadmap.