Phone 2 last year, and in rumors that the company itself was up for sale. But despite all that, and despite the age of the Essential Phone, it is getting Android 10 day one.Over the two years since the launch of the Essential Phone, Andy Rubin's new company went through quite a bit of troubles, culminating in the ultimate cancellation of the Essential
When the phone got updated to Android Pie on release day last year, we weren't all that surprised, because it was just a year old. However, we did not expect to see Android 10 roll out to the Essential Phone on the same time it did on Pixel phones.
That said, here we are, with Android 10 available for the Essential Phone. There's a bit of a catch, though, in that the update is available for owners of the unlocked version of the phone in "select Open Markets." In other words, if you purchased the phone through Sprint when it launched, you'll have to wait a bit until you get the Android 10 OTA update.