Essential has released a new update, Build NMJ20D, that includes software fixes and delivers a highly-anticipated feature to its handset.
One major fix promised by the update is improved touch response, and it seems effective — users are already reporting a noticeable reduction in touch problems.
Additionally, the update adds fingerprint sensor gestures, allowing users to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor in order to pull down the notification shade.
We're rolling out a software update (build NMJ20D) that includes improved touch scrolling, patch for KRACK vulnerability, and more.
— Essential (@essential) October 30, 2017
The update also includes a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability issue, and delivers the October security patch, along with bug fixes and performance improvements.
The new build is rolling out now to Essential Phones. Let us know if you’ve received the update — and whether it’s helped with touch response — in the comments.