Essential Phone now receiving May 2018 Android security update

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Hours after Google announced its May 2018 Android security patches, Essential has confirmed that it’s got its update ready.

The Essential Phone is now receiving an update that includes the May 2018 Android security patches. Essential confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that the build version of this update is OPM1.180104.166.

The changelog shared by Essential only shows the May 2018 security patches, so it’s unclear if any other changes are included in this update.

Essential has been pretty fast with its Android updates, and that trend continues with today’s security update. With this update, Essential Phone owners are getting their May 2018 security update at the same time Google Nexus and Pixel owners. That’s a big deal, especially for a new company like Essential, as it helps to build trust in the company and get people to stick with it for future releases.

If you’ve got an Essential Phone, be sure to let us know when this update hits your device!

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