Tag Archive: Essential


The essential accessories for your Moto G6!

Motorola leads the pack when it comes to mid-range smartphones, and the Moto G6 is the latest and greatest of the G line. Covered with curved Gorilla Glass 3 and sporting a dual-camera setup and a bright, gorgeous screen (along with the snappy software Motorola is known for), this is a phone that absolutely looks premium without costing an arm and a leg. All the more reason to accessorize and take full advantage of it!

Flexible protection Spigen Rugged Armor  [Read More…]

Essential acquires CloudMagic, creator of Newton Mail

In a surprise move, Essential has acquired CloudMagic, the email startup that created Newton Mail. If you’re unfamiliar, Newton was a subscription-based premium email app that earned rave reviews from bloggers and email power users. But though the service attracted over 40,000 subscribers, CloudMagic shut down Newton in September of this year due to lack of profitability.

With Essential acquiring CloudMagic, it’s likely that Newton will be integrated into the next Essential Phone, or perhaps Essential’s mysterious home hub. Newton  [Read More…]

Essential acquires CloudMagic, the company behind Newton Mail

Newton Mail gets a fresh start under Essential.

Newton Mail was a popular third-party alternative to Gmail, and even though the service had over 40,000 paying customers, it was shut down back in December. Interestingly, the app has continued to work since then, and we now know the reason why: Essential has acquired CloudMagic — the company behind Newton Mail — for an undisclosed fee, with the email service likely ending up as an exclusive offering on  [Read More…]

10 essential apps for Android to help you celebrate Thanksgiving

Ah, the holiday season is on our doorstep. With a few weeks to go until Thanksgiving, you should consider starting your prep ahead of time to ensure a stress-free celebration.

And to help you prepare and organize the festivities here are ten helpful Android apps you might want to download on your Android phone ASAP.

Ninja Turkey Thanksgiving

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Essential reportedly cut around 30% of its employees

It’s no secret that Essential’s been faced with rough waters for the past few months, but things appear to be worse than some might have expected. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Andy Rubin startup has now let go about 30% of its entire workforce.

Essential’s hardware and sales teams were the main focus of these cuts, and in an email, a spokeswoman for Essential said the following:

This has been a difficult decision to make. We  [Read More…]

Essential Phone 2 could be real, Xiaomi releases Mi Box S, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Wednesday, October 10th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we learn more about a possible successor to the Essential Phone along  [Read More…]

Essential is reportedly making a phone based primarily on voice commands

Development of the Essential Home has also apparently been put on hold.

The future of Essential has been something of a mystery for the last few months, but thanks to a report from Bloomberg, we now have new details on the company’s latest project that should hopefully give it a new lease on life.

Although the Essential Phone 2 is dead, it’s reported that Andy Rubin and his team at Essential are developing a new type of  [Read More…]

Essential 360 Camera gets significant discount

The Essential 360 Camera is a nifty little accessory that you can attach to your Essential Phone and capture 360-degree photos and videos, and right now you can get one at a significant discount.

Amazon is now running a sale on the Essential 360 Camera. The device is in stock and ready to ship as of this post, and it qualifies for Prime shipping, meaning that you can have it in just a couple days if you’re an Amazon Prime  [Read More…]

Save 20% on all sizes of Casper’s new three-layer foam Essential mattress

Comfort for less.

As part of its daily deals, Amazon has the Casper Sleep Essential mattress on sale for 20% off, dropping the prices to as low as $ 280. All of the sizes are available in this sale, so you’ll want to make sure to check it out before the day is over. The Essential mattress has a 3-layer hybrid foam to offer great support, breathability, and comfort. It sleeps cool thanks to the open cell  [Read More…]

Essential should open source its accessories platform

Essential hit the ground with a nice buzz last year with the launch of the PH-1 Android phone. Fans, including this guy, loved the idea of super solid hardware running very stock Android. For the most part, Essential accomplished this but had glaring issues with the camera being rather crappy. It also had pricing completely wrong. The company failed to identify its competition being Moto and OnePlus. Instead, it priced the phone at $ 700 in a flooded premium market  [Read More…]