Tag Archive: Essential


Anker’s one-day sale offers essential car accessories with up to 33% off

Keep your devices charged while you’re out and about.

Amazon has dropped the price of a number of Anker car accessories including dash cams, car chargers, and more. These are some of the best prices we’ve seen for these auto accessories, but the discounts are good for today only.

The Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Car Charger is down to just $ 29.98 in the sale — its best ever price drop. The PowerWave combines an air vent  [Read More…]

Newton email app returns under Essential ownership

It still costs $ 50/year.

Remember Newton? The best email app to ever be a thing? Yeah, it’s back.

Back in August, CloudMagic (the company behind Newton) announced that it was shutting the app down. Essential came out of nowhere and a few months later in December to buy the company, and now on February 5, Newton’s relaunching with a heap of new features to boot.

Some of the new feature highlights include being able to delete  [Read More…]

Anker’s discounted Wireless Charging Stand might be a new desk essential

This stand can charge QI-enabled devices at up to 10W, even though cases!

You can say goodbye to charging cables and pick up Anker’s PowerWave Fast Wireless Charging Stand for just $ 23.99 today at Amazon when you enter promo code ANKER521 during checkout. That’ll save you $ 6 off its regular price there, though you’ll want to ensure your phone is suitable for wireless charging first.

To make the most out of this charger, you’ll also  [Read More…]

How to improve Android battery life — 8 essential tips to know

There is no denying that Android smartphones have come a long way in terms of performance. While most modern devices come with advanced processors and huge amount of RAM coupled and powerful cameras, sadly, there are drawbacks. Chief among them is limiting the capacity of battery without compromising on weight, thickness, or portability factor.

Fortunately, you don’t have to just rely on the hardware to improve the battery life of your Android device. With the freedom the OS offers and  [Read More…]

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…]