Android’s co-founder, Andy Rubin, formed essential – a company which has released only the Essential Phone to date. This smartphone is running stock Android thus updates are released pretty fast. Today, the company took to its official Twitter handle to inform us that it is currently rolling out the February security patch. It said
“We’re rolling out a software update (NMK24B) that includes February 2018 Security Patches from Google.”
We're rolling out a software update (NMK24B) that includes February 2018 Security Patches from Google.
— Essential (@essential) February 6, 2018
This is coming just a couple of hours after news broke that Google Pixel smartphones will soon get the February security update. Google’s smartphones will be getting improved photography and other enhancements. However, the information released did not state the changes that this update brings to the Essential Phone.
As a reminder, the Essential Phone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage of internal storage. It is equipped with a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.71-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having an 84.9% screen-to-body ratio with a 1312 x 2560 pixel resolution. In the camera department, we have a 13MP camera on the rear coupled with an 8MP shooter for selfies. It runs a pre-installed Android Nougat OS (upgraded to Android Oreo) and its lights are kept on by a non-removable Li-Ion 3040 mAh battery. At launch, this phone sold for $699 but after some issues, it took a nosedive in price to about $499 for both Black and White versions and the phone comes unlocked which means that it is ready to work with any carrier of buyer’s choice.