After a story today about Andy Rubin taking a leave of absence from the company, Essential confirmed in today's AMA on reddit that the company remains committed to issuing updates to the Essential PH-1.
Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 on his own accord -- at least that's what the former Google exec said upon his departure. But, a new report claims that the exit was due to an inappropriate relationship, the details of which were not shared. Andy Rubin has also reportedly taken...
Nest co-founder Tony Fadell has filed a lawsuit against Andy Rubin's Essential phone, saying that it was in talks for 10 months to help Essential with its planned family of accessories, but the talks ended without an agreement. The lawsuit accuses Essential of trade secret theft.
Andy Rubin didn't mention it in his apologetic blog post due to tact, but Essential will be giving a free phone to those whose information were compromised in a phishing attack. This goes along with two years of LifeLock identity protection.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Rubin said the first accessory allows for high-quality audio to be wirelessly sent from the Essential Phone to your car stereo. The second gadget is what Rubin calls the “world’s smallest 3D laser scanner.”
Despite not even delivering a handset into consumers hands yet, Bloomberg is reporting that Essential has managed to find funding close to $900 million dollars. The report with the information was filed shortly before Rubin revealed the Essential phone to the public.
There's been a lot of hype surrounding the new Essential Phone from the creator of Android. However, XDA has an opinion piece up right now that asks if there would be as much hype of Andy Rubin wasn't behind the project.
Speaking to Walt Mossberg, Andy Rubin said his company wouldn't want to take interest sign-ups for their phone if they weren't ready to ship within 30 days. This is a hint that the device may ship by the end of June.
Andy Rubin's company Essential had a second device to announce today. It's called Essential Home, an Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor. It runs the company's own Ambient OS, a home hub platform that makes it easy to do anything you need.
The Godfather of Android Andy Rubin has officially revealed his company's Essential Phone. It's an Android Nougat flagship featuring dual cameras, a Snapdragon 835, and 4GB of RAM. Its standout feature is a modular system for attaching accessories, with one of the first being a 360-degree camera.
There's a new home personal assistant on the market and this one is called Lighthouse. The company had funding from Andy Rubin's Playground Studios and its camera can actually identify people and pets.
A smartphone with the model number FIH-PM1 has appeared on GFXBench and is being reported as Andy Rubin's new Essential smartphone. If true, the device will have the Snapdragon 835 SoC, a 2560x1312 pixel display, 4GB of RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat installed on it.