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Google CEO announces new action plan following Andy Rubin fiasco

Google says it’ll be more transparent and responsible going forward.

The last couple of weeks haven’t been great ones for Google. A New York Times report in late October claimed that Google had paid Andy Rubin $ 90 million as an “exit package” following reports of sexual harassment from 2013. This was followed by a company-wide walkout earlier in the month, and following all of that, CEO Sundar Pichai is finally responding.

Pichai sent out an email  [Read More…]

Essential Phone 2 reportedly canceled, Andy Rubin considering selling the company [Update]

More than $ 100 million was used to develop Essential’s first products.

Updated 6:51 PM — Following Bloomberg‘s report, Andy Rubin has since taken to Twitter with the following message: “We always have multiple products in development at the same time and we embrace canceling some in favor of the ones we think will be bigger hits. We are putting all of our efforts towards our future, game-changing products, which include mobile and home products.”

According to a  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is ready to ship in seven days

The Essential Phone is finally ready to go out to customers.

Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup Essential announced last week that it secured $ 300 million in funding from the likes of Amazon and Tencent Holdings. The company also said that it would reveal the release date for the device, and Essential is now sending out emails to customers that have registered interest in the device, stating that their unit will ship in seven days:

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Andy Rubin’s Essential secures funding from Amazon, promises Phone release date

Essential gets more funding to help bring its devices to market.

Essential, Android creator Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, announced its phone earlier this year but has yet to say when it will actually become available. In the time since, the company has announced retail partners and exclusive carriers for each region, including Sprint in the U.S. and TELUS in Canada. Now, the company announced it secured investment funding from a few investment giants, including Amazon and Tencent Holdings.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential phone will be a Sprint exclusive

So far Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone has been available for pre-order only from the Essential website for $ 699 a pop. Now a report coming out of USA Today reveals one of the major US carriers will also be selling the phone. According to the information. Sprint will exclusively carry the Essential phone in its stores. […]

How does Andy Rubin’s Essential phone stack up against the Samsung Galaxy S8?

Yesterday the creator of Android, Andy Rubin unveiled the Essential phone, a premium handset which aims to compete with the likes of Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8. But can it really hope to take on Samsung’s latest and greatest? After all, the Galaxy S8 is one of the best smartphones you can buy right […]

Are you buying into the hype of Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone?

The Essential Phone has plenty going for it, but without wireless charging, water resistance, and a headphone jack, is it something you’d consider?

The Essential Phone — is it really that essential? And with Android smartphones seemingly generating more buzz than ever before, does Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone have a chance against the current crop of competition?

If you’re wondering what we’re even talking about here, take a quick gander at some of what’s promised with the  [Read More…]

Watch Andy Rubin talk about the new Essential Phone tonight at 9 p.m. ET

One of the pioneers of the smartphone revolution is on stage tonight.

Andy Rubin’s new company Essential has finally opened up for everyone to see what it’s been up to, dropping details on both the Essential Phone and Essential Home. Coinciding with the product launches, Rubin will be on stage for an interview with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference tonight.

Rubin is scheduled to be on at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET tonight — and it’s  [Read More…]

Are you buying into the hype of Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone?

The Essential Phone has plenty going for it, but without wireless charging, water resistance, and a headphone jack, is it something you’d consider?

The Essential Phone — is it really that essential? And with Android smartphones seemingly generating more buzz than ever before, does Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone have a chance against the current crop of competition?

If you’re wondering what we’re even talking about here, take a quick gander at some of what’s promised with the  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin unveils the Essential Home, a privacy-focused Google Home alternative

Alongside the Essential smartphone, Andy Rubin’s new company has unveiled a second product called the Essential Home. The device looks like a hybrid between the Nest thermostat and the Amazon Echo Dot and features a round auto-display that can be activated in three different ways: by virtue of a voice command, a tap or by […]