Essential Phone Picks Up the September Security Patch
The Essential Phone is among the first to receive the September security patch. "We just released a software update that includes September Google Security Patches along with various audio and accessibility fixes," said the company on its Twitter account. "Check your Essential Phone now for the update." Google releases new security patches for Android at the beginning of each month. Typically, its own Pixel and Nexus devices are first in line to receive the updated software. Essential Products has made these security updates a priority, which is good news for end users. Essential Phone owners can update their device via the settings menu.
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Feb 15, 2018
Essential Products today introduced three new color options for the PH-1 Essential Phone. Ocean Depths will go on sale starting today, with Stellar Gray following on February 20 and Copper Black arriving February 22.
Jun 12, 2017
Essential Products has found a U.S. carrier to distribute its Essential PH-1 handset, and that carrier is Sprint.
Aug 9, 2017
Essential Products says it will reveal the launch date of its PH-1 smartphone within one week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company first said the phone would launch within 30 days of its initial debut, which took place back in May.
Aug 17, 2017
Sprint today began accepting preorders for the Essential PH-1 smartphone. Sprint is offering the phone at a significant savings through its lease program when compared to buying the phone outright directly from Essential.