Essential Phone receiving another update that improves touch scrolling, adds security patches


The Essential Phone is getting another update, smaller than the previous one, which brings a couple of improvements and some security patches. The firmware version NMJ20D weighs in at 74MB, so this isn't a large download at all.

The changelog mentions a security patch for KRACK WPA2 vulnerability, as well as the October security update that's been released by Google earlier this month.

As far as the smartphone's software is concerned, Essential says the update should improve touch scrolling. Also, the update is supposed to improve the performance of the Essential Phone and add some bug fixes. Finally, Essential enabled a new fingerprint gesture that allows users to swipe on the fingerprint sensor for notifications.

The update can be downloaded via Wi-Fi or cellular network, but additional charges may apply if the latter. According to Essential, this is a phased roll-out, so it may take a few days to reach all Essential Phone units out there. Still, it's worth tapping that “Software update” button to make sure you haven't missed it.

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