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Essential is trying to build Android for the smart home - TechCrunch

Andy Rubin's appearance at the Code Conference last night went a ways toward answering some lingering questions about his new company, Essential. But the conversation primarily centered around the startup's upcoming phone — Rubin left the dialogue ...and more »

The Essential Phone is boring hardware that may one day rule your smart home - Popular Science

The Essential Phone had a lot of hype leading up to its announcement. Essential. If Huawei released a phone with the specs of the Essential's hype-driven debut, no one would have paid much attention. Snapdragon this, edgeless that, modular thingamajig.and more »

Android Creator Launches a Phone of His Own - TechNewsWorld

Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin, the "father of Android," on Tuesday pulled off the wraps on a new high-end smartphone. The Essential Phone, priced at US$699, includes radios for connecting to all major U.S. carriers. The unit has an almost ...and more »

iPhone 8 vs. Essential Phone: Specs, price and everything else you need to know - Mic

The iPhone has some serious competition. The man behind the Android operating system, Andy Rubin, is back with a smartphone called Essential. The new handset is available for pre-order and comes with specs and features that will give Apple a run for ...and more »

The Essential Phone is a beautiful example of everything that's wrong with Android - PCWorld

Stop me if you've heard this one. An Android phone maker comes along with a hot new premium handset that promises to deliver everything we've always wanted: speed, good looks, and performance. This time around it's Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, the ...and more »

The most interesting details about Essential's Phone are yet to come - Business Insider

With it's titanium edges, ceramic back, and nearly borderless display, Essential's new Phone is certainly a looker. But what I'm interested to know is whether it will work as good as it looks. Unfortunately, that's hard to say right now. essential ph1 ...and more »

The Top 5 Features of the Essential Phone - Paste Magazine

Andy Rubin, one of the fathers of Android, returned to the spotlight this week to lift the veil off his latest venture. Rubin's company, Essential, introduced its long-awaited phone, aptly named the Essential Phone, along with a Google Home and Amazon ...and more »

Everything we know about the Essential PH-1, the phone made by one of Android's founders - Business Insider

Why is this significant? Well, Rubin was one of the founders of the Android operating system before it was acquired by Google in 2005. You could say he's the father of Android, which is currently being used by two billion users worldwide. So, it's ...and more »

First look at the Essential phone from Android creator - USA TODAY

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Andy Rubin, credited as the father of the Android mobile operating platform, is back at it with a new phone that promises to solve some of the major consumer issues with current smartphones. Based on a first look, ...and more »

Andy Rubin's Essential is looking into smart glasses with built-in camera - The Verge

Essential, the new hardware outfit from Android co-founder Andy Rubin, may branch out from phones and smart home accessories into Google Glass-like smart frames. An old patent filing, dug up by the folks at Patently Apple and granted prior to its big ...and more »