Essential Phone Gets November Security Patch Already With Fingerprint Bug Fix

Yesterday, Google released November Security Patch and Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is already picking up.

The update only weighs in at 57.4MB, but it also includes fixes for fingerprint related issues that arrived with the previous update. I’m hoping it revives the dead fingerprint sensor on my white version that support told me was a known bug as well (Update: It did!).

The new build is NMJ32F and is still Nougat, obviously. To grab it (because it is live), head into Settings>About phone>System update.

Best Buy still has the phone priced at $449, which is $250 off retail. Seeing such speedy updates from Essential is a good confidence booster for those who prefer stock Android but haven’t been wooed by the allure of Google’s newest Pixel devices. The only other manufacturer that has committed to getting updates out in a timely manner is Nokia and we’re still waiting for those November security patches on a handful of their devices.

Were you experiencing fingerprint issues on your Essential device?

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