Essential Phone is among the first to receive the February security patch

Essential Phone is among the first to receive the February security patch
Google released the February security patch yesterday, so supported Nexus and Pixel devices were the first to receive the update. Today, Essential announced its smartphone is getting a similar security update right now.

The software update is known as build NMK24B and, according to Essential, is being rolled out in OTA (over the air) as we speak. Despite the fact that Essential has been delaying the release of Android Oreo for weeks, the US company is keeping its customers up to date with the latest security improvements.

In case you missed it, Essential Phone won't be getting an Android 8.0 Oreo update. Instead, Essential said its smartphone will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo, but that means more work and more time to wait.

Anyway, if you see a new software update (NMK24B) on your Essential Phone know that it includes the February 2018 security patches from Google, not the highly-anticipated Android 8.1 Oreo.

source: Essential (Twitter)

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2. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I'll rather have quick monthly security updates than late or no OS updates. Well, if I had to choose.

3. torr310

Posts: 1701; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hopefully Essential Phone 2 will be more refined and sells well!

4. nitefire

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I had it since last week on my Galaxy s8+.

6. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I can't believe you because, some S8+ are still on December security patch.

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

How did you get it? My s8 plus doesn't have it.

5. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Perhaps among the last to get the Oreo update

7. ceepyou

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Got it today on my Essential Phone on the Sprint network! Can't wait for 8.1 Oreo.

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I regret not getting an Essential PH-1. It has excellent software support. Definitely will be looking at the PH-2 as my next phone.

10. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

My Nokia 8 have too. Received yesterday. (only February patch)

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