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‘About Phone’ becomes a top-level setting with the February security update

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

February's security patch began rolling out yesterday, and whether you grabbed it by checking for an OTA update or by downloading the file straight from Google and applying it, you may (or may not, really) notice one tiny change. The About phone section of settings is jumping up to become a top-level item.

It's a small thing for sure, but if you used to hit Settings -> System -> About phone to check your device's IMEI, IP or Mac address, software version or build number, you'll now have one less tap to do. About phone is no longer under System; it has graduated and gotten its own menu under Settings, all with a swanky new pastel violet icon.

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'About Phone' becomes a top-level setting with the February security update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Phone isn’t dead yet, picks up January update mere hour after Pixels

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Essential's January update to the PH-1 was a bit delayed compared to the company's usual standards. Instead of the typical near-simultaneous release, we had to wait just over an hour for the Essential Phone to get this months' patches. For fans of the house of Rubin, that's nearly an eternity.

Essential's monthly patches, as always, have the same non-Pixel-specific security fixes that Google's phones get. This month includes 27 of them, though only some will apply to the Essential Phone, and none stood out as particularly interesting this month — though obviously, they're still important.

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Essential Phone isn't dead yet, picks up January update mere hour after Pixels was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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