Essential Phone gets Spectre and Meltdown fix
The Essential Phone has been around for a while and, after quite a few price drops, it became a very tempting handset. However, the price and features of a phone are not all that really matters, since the software support part has become an essential part of the mobile experience lately. Fortunately, Andy Rubin's Essential has just shown that they got this part covered as well.
Last Saturday, Essential posted the following message on Twitter: "We're rolling out a software update (build NMJ88C) with the January security patches and fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws." Although no new features have been included in the update, it is great to see that Essential patched these two flaws before many big names that have been present in the smartphone market for much longer than just a few years.
Essential (on Twitter)