Carl Pei's Nothing Technologies Limited has purchased Andy Rubin's Essential brand, including the company name, device name, all logos, and any intellectual property that the firm held.
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A former Essential designer has shared the designs and renders of the Essential PH-2 and PH-3 along with their story. Both these phones were canceled when the company shut shop earlier this year.
Essential, the company that was started by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, is shutting down. The only phone it made, the PH-1, received its final security updates earlier this month.
Android creator and Essential CEO Andy Rubin has shared a series of images on Twitter depicting what's described as a "radically different form factor". There isn't much in the way of details.
Shortly after Google made the Android 10 update available to Pixel owners, companies have started releasing the latest version for some of their smartphones, though in a limited capacity.
After years of getting unofficial LineageOS builds, the Essential Phone finally receives official support from the Android-based operating system. The latest nightly build is up for download now.
Reports suggest that Essential's next-generation phone might sport an in-display front-facing camera and fingerprint sensor setup. The phone is likely to be called the PH-2, a successor to the PH-1.
The time has finally arrived, after months of heavy discounts for its phone, Essential has finally discontinued the PH-1. The firm also stated that it's working on its "next mobile product".
Essential is showing some signs of life with the launch of a new magnetic accessory for the PH-1. The Audio Adapter HD is a dongle for 3.5mm headphones which costs a whopping $149.
It looks like more bad news for Essential, as the company has laid off close to 30 percent of its staff. The company has acknowledged the move, stating that its "sorry for the impact."
Creator of Android and founder of Essential, Andy Rubin is looking to follow up on the Essential Phone from last year with a phone that aims to mimic its owner through the power of AI.
Essential has been doing a great job of keeping things up to date on its phone. Last month it delivered Android 9.0 Pie and today, it has released Google's September security update.
A new update for YouTube has brought pinch-to-zoom as an option for those with an Essential Phone. The update can be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store and comes in at version 13.34.50.
Google just recently announced the Android 9.0 Pie update. What might come as a bit of a surprise is that Essential has now made the software update available for download for the PH-1.
Google just released its final beta of the Android P Developer Preview. Surprisingly, Essential has also issued Beta 3 for its Android P beta that includes updates from Google's latest release.
A day after the Essential PH-1 made its debut on Prime Day with an amazing discount, Essential is offering a massive discount of its own, knocking $180 off the price of the 360 Camera accessory.
If you were looking for a handset with good specifications and Android P support, the Essential PH-1 might be the handset for you. The smartphone is priced at $249.99 for Prime Day.
It didn't take too long, but Andy Rubin is reportedly planning to sell off the Android phone start-up, Essential. The company has also canceled its plans for an upcoming successor to the PH-1.
Google has announced the Android P Beta program at I/O 2018, its annual developer conference. The program now supports flagship devices from seven more manufacturers in addition to the Pixel devices.
The Essential PH-1 has been on sale since August of last year but has only been available to select regions. Now the handset will be made available to those in Canada, France, Japan, and the U.K.
Hot on the heels of the phone only discount from earlier this week, the Essential PH-1 phone and 4K pill camera is receiving another heavy discount. The smartphone is available in three colors.
A little over a year after it was announced, the Essential PH-1 handset is receiving another heavy discount. The smartphone is available in three colors: Black Moon, Pure White, and Halo Gray.
An over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 8.1 Oreo is now being made available to Sprint Essential PH-1 handsets, bringing a number of new features, improvements, and security updates to the device.
Andy Rubin's Essential had a pretty rough first year, despite the hype surrounding its product, the PH-1. Now, the firm is promising a better version with the release of its successor.
In what comes as a bit of a surprise, Essential has now announced the arrival of an official build of Android 8.1 Oreo for its PH-1 handset. The update is being pushed to handsets over-the-air.
Google will use MWC 2018 to push RCS and its Android Messages application on businesses and customers alike. RCS makes old, clunky, SMS more modern, putting it on par with other instant messengers.
Yesterday, Essential unveiled three new color variants of its handset, with yet another now revealed. It will be exclusive to Amazon and will also have Alexa built-in. Pre-orders are open now.
Newbie smartphone manufacturer, Essential, has announced that it will be skipping the 8.0 version of Android Oreo due to stability issues and upgrade the PH-1 smartphone directly to 8.1.
It looks like Essential PH-1 users will be in for a treat today. Along with a new Reddit AMA, the firm also announced that it would be releasing the third beta for its Android Oreo build.
There have been a lot of great tech gadgets and products unveiled in 2017. And while you want to reward the best, sometimes - for better or worse - you need to recognize the best attempts to innovate.
Over the past few months, Essential has had its nose to the grindstone, making sure that its customers are happy with the handset. Today, the firm has issued another update focusing on the camera.
As promised in a Reddit AMA, Essential has rolled out the second beta for Oreo 8.0 for the PH-1, bringing a bunch of bug fixes and new features, including smart text selection and picture-in-picture.
Essential has done a great job the past couple months, keeping those interested in the know, by holding bi-weekly Reddit AMAs. This week, it gave insight on features like EIS, Oreo beta 2, and more.
Essential has updated its camera app to enable 360-degree livestreams using Facebook and YouTube. The update also brings other improvements such as improved stability and enhanced image quality.
After going on leave, Andy Rubin has returned to Essential. The founder and CEO coincidentally took leave after a report surfaced about his inappropriate relationship while working at Google.
It's another week and Essential once again held a Reddit AMA to answer questions about its handset. A new portrait mode for the camera is available, while a new Android 8.0 beta will arrive next week.
A report was published recently that dove into details about some inappropriate activity involving Andy Rubin during his time at Google. Rubin has taken a leave from his current company.
If you've been hankering for a chance to grab the Essential PH-1, now is absolutely the time. The handset has now been discounted to $399 and will also come bundled with the 360-degree camera.
Essential has tried to be transparent through its Reddit AMAs and in its latest round, it has addressed customers' concerns about signal strength, touchscreen sensitivity, and camera compression.
If you've been wanting Android 8.0 for your Essential PH-1, you'll be happy to know that the firm has now released a beta of the OS through its developer portal that is available to all.