essential is dead no more updates for the ph1

Essential was the quintessential one-hit-wonder in the mobile world. And it’s now officially dead. The company is shutting down. That means that the February security update is the last one the Essential Phone will ever receive. Of course, the device will keep working, but whatever happens in the future, you’re not going to get any more updates. Bugs? Will forever be there. Security scares? No one will fix them. Oh and also, there’s no more customer support. At all.

This has been a very long time coming, seeing as how the company hasn’t made a new phone since 2017. It was working on a very…