Essential Phone gets a new update with January Month’s Security Patch

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Android’s co-founder, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is back on the headlines as the phone now receives a new update with January month’s security patch. Yes, the new update for the Essential Phone rolled out officially. The company has announced this via their official Twitter handle. The update also brings a lot of improvements to the phone’s functionality and its performance. 

Essential Phone is one of the most looking Android smartphone studded with the set of advanced features inside. The phone is currently available at a discounted price tag just to increase the boosting of its sales. If you are a proud owner of this smartphone, the update is waiting for you.



You can read out the official announcement of this new update from here. The tweet says, “We’re rolling out a software update (build NMJ88C) with the January security patches and fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.” You can find out the live tweet from here.

The new update for the Essential Phone brings January Month’s Security Patch. Apart from this, it fixes all the available bugs on the current OS with some system stability. The new update also fixes Spectre and Meltdown security flaws which affect the latest processors of the phones. All the giants are pushing this update to secure their processors and this is how they can manage the interruptions on the phone’s performances.

The new Essential Phone’s update roll out as NMJ88C. Well, the update is a part of Android Nougat operating system. On the official Android 8.0 Oreo update, the company says that they are getting close to the official stable Oreo update for the device.

The company has recently declared that they have sold out over 50,000 Essential Phones globally. The company has also pushed out a new Android 8.0 Oreo update to the device as a beta update. The users are now exploring the beta update of the Oreo update on the Essential Phone.

Essential has officially rolled out this new update over-the-air. If you are using the same device, you will receive a push notification about this update to your phone’s display. Once you see an update on the device, just tap it out and you will be proceed to download the update. Wait for a few minutes until the update completes. After sometime, just click out the downloaded update file and install the update to your device.



If you don’t see any notification on your phone, you can even check for the update manually. Just head over to the Apps menu and launch Settings app. Scroll down till the end and select About Phone option. Select check for update option from here. The system will start checking for a new update for your smartphone. If there is an update available, you will be able to download and install it on your device.

Once you install the new update, make sure to reboot your device once. The new update is ready to use on your Essential Phone.

Being Android’s Co-founder’s smartphone, the Essential Phone is getting regular updates related to software with new fixes. When it comes to updates, Essential Phones get updates just like Google’s Pixel and Nexus smartphones. The company has not disclosed anything about their future planning. We don’t even know whether they will release a new smartphone in this year. However, we can still expect from the giant to release one more edition to the Essential Phone’s lineup.

So folks, this is what you might want to know if you are using the Essential Phone. The phone is indeed a beast and you have made a good choice on buying a new smartphone. The company will soon announce their future plans in the coming days and we might see a new Essential Phone for this year as well. Stay tuned with us for the same!