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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Essential may look to create the true successor to Google Glass - Phandroid.com

There's been a lot of information coming from Andy Rubin's new company, Essential, and some of the projects that have been in the works before the official unveiling of the Essential Phone. During an interview with Walt Mossberg, Rubin explained that ...and more »

Essential: We can unleash Android's power better than Google - CNET

Essential is starting with some pretty bold claims. Considering Google has been the steward of the Android for the past nine years, you'd assume that there's no one better able to fully utilize the operating system. At least according to Essential ...and more »