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Essential, a once-buzzy smartphone-maker led by a controversial ex-Google executive, folds

Andy Rubin, who created the Android operating system, had been accused of sexual misconduct while at Google.

Essential, a once-buzzy smartphone-maker led by a controversial ex-Google executive, folds

Andy Rubin, who created the Android operating system, had been accused of sexual misconduct while at Google.

Essential, Essential Phone Updates Both Dead as Andy Rubin Folds Up Shop

Essential and the Essential Phone are both dead as of today. The company has folded and will not be issuing new security updates or Android versions. The post Essential, Essential Phone Updates Both
Hardware startup Essential is shutting down after releasing only one device

Hardware startup Essential is shutting down after releasing only one device

Essential is shutting down with only one phone, the Essential PH-1, and a few concept devices, to its name.

Andy Rubin’s Essential shuts down

Essential was supposed to disrupt the smartphone industry. And when it was done with that, it was coming for the smart home. The company came out of stealth with a $330 million funding round and

Andy Rubin's Essential is shutting down

Essential, Android creator Andy Rubin's high-profile phone startup, is shutting down. As a result of the shutdown, Essential says it will no longer support the Essential Phone with further security
Disgraced Ex-Google Exec Andy Rubin Blocks Everyone on Twitter, and Good Riddance

Disgraced Ex-Google Exec Andy Rubin Blocks Everyone on Twitter, and Good Riddance

Android creator and disgraced former Google executive Andy Rubin has gone on some type of bizarre Twitter blocking spree, blocking virtually everyone who follows him on the site. Rubin now only has

Andy Rubin quietly left the venture company he founded

Disgraced former Google exec Andy Rubin has lost another one of his ties to Silicon Valley earlier in 2019. BuzzFeed News has obtained documents indicating that Playground Global, the venture company
Andy Rubin exits a venture capital firm he founded, possibly related to scandals

Andy Rubin exits a venture capital firm he founded, possibly related to scandals

There's no evidence that his exit had anything to do with past controversies, but it does seem suspicious.

The Engadget Podcast: Is macOS Catalina Apple's Vista?

MacOS Catalina is here, and it's... kind of a mess. In this episode, Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by Engadget Editor-in-Chief Dana Wollman to discuss Apple's latest desktop OS. The big question:
Essential’s Project GEM Previews a “Radically Different” Smartphone Design

Essential’s Project GEM Previews a “Radically Different” Smartphone Design

If you believe modern smartphones are just too big to hold comfortably, this prototype design might be your future mobile.

The Father of Android Shows off a Smartphone With ‘Radically Different Form Factor’

The father of Android, Andy Rubin, has not really met with much success in his second innings with the Essential Phone. While the phone did have a unique design when it first launched, it failed to
Andy Rubin’s Essential Gem Isn’t Just a New Phone

Andy Rubin’s Essential Gem Isn’t Just a New Phone

The Essential Gem makes clear that it’s becoming harder to disassociate new products from the people making them.
Essential Teases Wacky Narrow Smartphone

Essential Teases Wacky Narrow Smartphone

The so-called "Project GEM" debuted on Twitter yesterday with an extremely unusual form factor. It's about half as wide as most phones, looking more like a fancy remote control than a phone. The post
Regarding Essential: A letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Regarding Essential: A letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Yesterday, I posted (and shared via Android Police's official Twitter account) that Android Police will no longer be accepting any access from Andy Rubin's startup Essential. That means no more press
Essential's Andy Rubin teases...half a phone?

Essential's Andy Rubin teases...half a phone?

Essential, the smartphone company founded by Android co-founder, ex-Googler Andy Rubin, is working on a new device — a very unusual one. On Tuesday, Rubin tweeted a few photos and a video of the
Essential Debuts Phone, Just Cut in Half and With a Creepy Backstory

Essential Debuts Phone, Just Cut in Half and With a Creepy Backstory

Here’s something to raise your eyebrows. Essential, the company founded in 2015 by disgraced former Google exec Andy Rubin, released images of its Project Gem smartphone on Tuesday—and it basically

Essential Phone 2 shown off by Rubin, may be out in shiny colors

The fate of the Essential Phone is uncertain but we still believe in Andy Rubin. The Father of Android has proven many great things but lately, luck hasn’t been on his side. It’s been over two years

What the hell is up with this Essential device?

Essential CEO Andy Rubin has been pretty silent over the past year for, well, lots of reasons — both business and otherwise. The company has struggled to sell devices, reportedly shipping only 88,000

Andy Rubin shows off 'Project Gem' phone with a 'radically different formfactor'

We've seen phones of many shapes and sizes over the years, but it looks like Essential's next device could go in yet another direction. Android co-founder, Essential CEO and recipient of a reported