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.
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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.
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.
As is the norm, Google began rolling out the monthly Android security patch for Pixel devices. All generations of the Pixel lineup of phones will receive the patches, along with the Essential Phone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Buy has reduced the price of the Essential PH-1 to $449.99, which is $250 off its $699 launch price. However, the price cut is not official, since Essential is still selling it for $499.
The company officially slashed the price of the Essential Phone in Canada to CAD $650 which launched earlier this year, a price drop of CAD $400 compared to its original CAD $1050 price tag.
Essential PH-1 owners can now use the smartphone on Verizon's network without any problems. The device has completed its Verizon certification according to a tweet by Andy Rubin, the Essential CEO.
The Essential PH-1 is a visually striking slab of titanium, glass and ceramic, and the company behind it wants it to stay like that. Its one out of 10 score on repairability speaks for itself.
Scanned images of drivers licenses, telephone numbers, home addresses, passports, and credit card statements of customers were emailed to every customer that was requested to verify their identity.
Essential says its phone will get the same period of OS and security support as Google's Pixel phones. But while it also announced 'availability' of its device, it's still only available to pre-order.
Android co-founder Andy Rubin unveiled the Essential Phone in May, hinting at a release within 30 days. Those who registered for the device are still waiting - but shipments will begin next week.
When Andy Rubin unveiled the Essential Phone in May, he said he wouldn't take reservations unless it was ready to ship within 30 days or so. Nearly two months later, it still hasn't shipped.
While those in the US are still waiting to get their hands on the Essential Phone, the company behind it is already in talks to getting the device available in European countries, as well as Japan.
It has only been a few months since Essential burst onto the scene teasing a new Android smartphone. Today, it has yet to ship its first device and has now apparently lost one of its top executives.
Two new Sharp phones have been rumored with bezel-less displays that cover most of the front of each device. One of the devices has apparently been snapped in an image inspired by the Essential Phone.
Essential started taking reservations for its $699 PH-1 in May with a promised shipping time within 30 days or so. Now, 37 days out, we have not heard any updates and consumers are growing impatient.
After months of rumors, Andy Rubin, also known as the "father of Android", has finally introduced his new handset, called the Essential Phone. It has a nearly bezel-less display and a Snapdragon 835.