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Essential Phone’s Latest Update Adds KRACK Fix and Fingerprint Gestures

Essential has begun rolling out a new software update to its Phone. The update, while minor, includes a patch for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability discovered earlier this month alongside improved touch responsiveness, better performance, and a fingerprint scanner gesture which lets users swipe on the sensor to bring down the notification shade.

In the meantime, Essential is also cooking up a major upgrade for the Phone: Android 8.0 Oreo. The company said a beta version of the update would become available “within several weeks,” and since it’s already been three, expect the beta soon. Additionally, further camera improvements and software refinement will also ship at later dates.

To check and see whether today’s update has reached your Essential Phone, go to Settings > About phone > System updates.

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