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Essential Smartphone Could Rival Other Companies' Flagships; Company Plans To Unleash Android's Full Potential - Science World Report

Android is one of the top operating systems worldwide. Android runs over 2 billion active devices at present. A lot of people assume that there is no one better than Google to fully utilize the operating system. But the Essential President and Chief ...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 Essential Phone is boring hardware that may one day rule your smart home - Popular Science

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. It really is a nice phone, but “nice” isn't blowing any minds. As it happens ...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 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 its money. Here's how the two devices stack ...and more »

The success of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone may depend on carriers - Engadget

When Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google in November of 2014, shortly after a major executive shake-up, his next move wasn't particularly clear. All we knew back then was that he reportedly wanted to strike out on his own, which ultimately meant ...and more »

The Essential Phone is an intriguing indulgence - The Verge

It's often said, by people outside Silicon Valley, that people inside Silicon Valley spend all their time solving niche problems that only affect them. When the architect of Android, Andy Rubin, whipped out a new phone at the Code Conference this week ...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 »

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 »

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 »