New Essential Phone update enables fingerprint sensor functionality, adds November security patch
The Essential Phone is definitely not a perfect phone, even though it wears the pedigree of Android's creator, Andy Rubin. First off, the smartphone did not get released and the company said it would. Then, the Essential Phone was plagued by numerous software issues especially when it came to the camera.
The good news is the US-based company is trying to patch it up as fast as possible. Several updates have already been released since the phone's launch, which addresses some of the major issues that were reported by early adopters.
The latest Essential Phone update doesn't bring anything in terms of new features, but it adds the new November security patch and provides a fix for fingerprint gesture related instabilities. For those who own the Essential Phone, the update will finally allow you to use the fingerprint sensor with the appropriate gestures.
The small update that weighs in at 57MB is already live, so you might want to head to Settings / About phone / System update and try to download it to benefit from the latest fixes.
source: Essential (Twitter)