Not long after Google rolled out the latest security update for Android Pie, Essential has introduced a similar update for the Essential Phone, which adds a few neat tricks.
With the newest October update, the Essential Phone has received the monthly Google security patch (Build PPR1.181005.034) as well as the return of notch support.
Previously, Essential excluded the notch setting customization found in Android 8.1 when the company rolled out the Pie update, but has added it back.
Essential Phone users can control how each application will interact with the notch with options to never use the notch area or to always use it. Owners of the Essential Phone can download the latest Android P software upgrade now.