Essential Phone update adds Android Auto and security improvements
Essential Phone and faced issues related to Android Auto, today's update is a must since it brings some stability improvements. And that's all you get if your Essential Phone is running Android 8.1 Oreo, but not if you're already on Android P Developer Preview.
Since Essential Phone is one of the many devices that are compatible with Google's Android P Developer Preview builds, those who decided to install one of the previous versions will get a new update today too.
The update contains the July security patch, some Android Auto improvements, and the latest Google Code Drop. Not too many changes that would greatly impact on how your Essential Phone performs, but every improvement counts.
source: Essential (Twitter)