Essential misses its initial shipping window without offering new updates

It was only a few months ago when Android co-founder, Andy Rubin teased a product from his new startup, Essential. The handset would be officially revealed in May, giving us our first look at the beautiful and nearly bezel-less PH-1. While not immediately available, those interested could reserve one for $699, and even add a 360 camera for a special price of $50.

At Code Conference 2017, Rubin talked about how he "wouldn't be taking reservations if it wasn't going to ship in 30 days or so" which can be seen in the video above at the 40 minute and 50-second mark. As we near the end of the first week of July, it appears that Essential has missed its promised shipping window.

Although the device did just pass through the FCC last week, there is still little word from the firm on when it will arrive, but the certification does give users hope. Naturally, the "or so" portion from Rubin does give him a bit of breathing room, but not providing adequate updates to customers is a bit unprofessional. For those interested, you can still reserve your own Essential PH-1 from the website.

Image via Essential, Video via Recode

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