One of the biggest dings Essential received when reviewers got their hands on the Essential Phone was how slow the camera app is. But today, Essential announced a new version of its camera software that gives it a much-needed speed boost.

Essential announced the update via its official Twitter account:

According to the tweet, the new update speeds up all camera modes within the app, including Burst mode. To get the update, you should be able to visit the Essential Camera app listing on the Google Play Store by clicking here or the button at the bottom of this article.

Our testing of the new update proved that the camera app is indeed significantly faster than it was prior. Your mileage may vary, of course, but for us, we saw a big speed boost!

While the camera update definitely speeds up the app, some Essential Phone owners are still not happy. According to this tweet, the speed of the app still falls way behind Google’s camera app:

And many users are thanking Essential for the update, but wish the company would add a professional mode to the app, which it currently lacks:

If you have an Essential Phone, update the camera app and let us know how well it works for you by posting in the comments below!