Essential confirms 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of security patches for the PH-1
Essential confirmed recently that its first smartphone will receive major Android OS updates for two years, and three years of security patches. Since the Essential Phone made its debut on the market back in August, it's likely that Android P will be the last major software update the smartphone will receive.
However, security updates will probably continue to come to the Essential Phone until August 2019. The announcement doesn't really come as a surprise, even if Essential supposedly canceled its next smartphone, as the company is known for delivering software updates quite often.
Despite the fact that the Essential Phone wasn't the success the US company hoped it would be, it's nice to know that the smartphone will continue to be supported throughout the next few years.