Strictly following Google in releasing the security updates to its smartphones, Essential has started releasing the July 2019 security patches to its Essential phone. Last year, it was announced that the company is officially discontinuing its smartphone business.
However, last month, Essential founder Andy Rubin hinted that the successor to the Essential Phone is coming, but right now there is no official confirmation for that. Through a topic on Twitter, Rubin revealed in response to a user that the company plans to “make an announcement”, at the same time that the public should “stand firm”.
The new firmware update is based on Android 9.0 Pie and only brings the security patch with build number PQ1A.190105.090. So check your phone for the update.
July’s security patches are now available for Open Market customers. Check your Essential Phone for the latest pic.twitter.com/hc9WxrtFd8
— Essential (@essential) July 1, 2019