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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
Essential Twitter account shows off more pictures of ProjectGEM Essential phone

Essential Twitter account shows off more pictures of ProjectGEM Essential phone

Android creator Andy Rubin tweeted images of what could be the second Essential Phone. The new device appears bar-shaped, kind of like a remote control, and has a new user interface.
Andy Rubin Shows Off Device With “Radically Different Form Factor” (Updated: More Details, Photos)

Andy Rubin Shows Off Device With “Radically Different Form Factor” (Updated: More Details, Photos)

UPDATE: Essential confirmed that the device is indeed their next project. It’s called Project GEM and they’ve shared more photos and details. Today on Twitter, Andy Rubin showed off something, a
Andy Rubin just posted pictures of Essential's next phone and, uh, we have questions

Andy Rubin just posted pictures of Essential's next phone and, uh, we have questions

It turns out that the folding phone isn't the only weird form factor these days. Andy Rubin, the man behind Essential, just posted the first photos of the company's upcoming phone on Twitter. It's
Android Inventor Andy Rubin Teases New Essential Phone

Android Inventor Andy Rubin Teases New Essential Phone

Android inventor Andy Rubin tweeted photos and videos of a new device made by his phone upstart Essential Tuesday afternoon. The new phone, code-named “Gem,” features an elongated body that looks more

The Essential Phone got Android 10, its final major update, at the same time as Pixels

Andy Rubin’s notorious Essential company may release an Essential Phone 2 someday, but it’ll be a sorry thing if they don’t as the Android ecosystem would lose its greatest 3rd-party updater. The
Lawsuit Accuses Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin of Hiding Wealth From Wife, Running 'Sex Ring'

Lawsuit Accuses Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin of Hiding Wealth From Wife, Running 'Sex Ring'

Court documents from a civil complaint brought by disgraced former Google executive Andy Rubin’s estranged spouse, Rie Hirabaru Rubin, and obtained by BuzzFeed News, claim that Rubin left Google after
Android founder Andy Rubin accused of participating in 'sex ring' in court docs

Android founder Andy Rubin accused of participating in 'sex ring' in court docs

A California court has unsealed documents that detail some of the explosive allegations against Android cofounder Andy Rubin, including his alleged participation in a "sex ring." The documents stem

Newly unsealed court documents reveal additional allegations against Andy Rubin

Newly unsealed documents have revealed a spate of bombshell allegations against Android founder Andy Rubin. BuzzFeed’s Ryan Mac has made the documents available as a PDF, and there’s a lot to unpack.

Could the Essential Phone 2 launch be imminent?

Following multiple hints at a sequel to the infamous notch-introducing Essential Phone from Android founder Andy Rubin, the man himself has announced an announcement. Andy Rubin, founder of Android,

Essential Phone PH-2 may be announced soon

The Essential Phone brand is still alive. The question if there will still be a second-generation Essential Phone remains unanswered until today when Andy Rubin shared something on Twitter. New
Andy Rubin just hinted Essential could announce a new phone soon

Andy Rubin just hinted Essential could announce a new phone soon

Who responds to a nine-month-old tweet with news about an upcoming phone announcement? Andy Rubin, apparently. The Founder and CEO of Essential may be going through a (likely very messy) divorce, but
Essential is going to make an announcement, per reclusive Andy Rubin

Essential is going to make an announcement, per reclusive Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin has been very quiet since October, but today he gave Essential Phone fans something new to hope for.
Wonder What Andy Rubin and Essential Have to Announce?

Wonder What Andy Rubin and Essential Have to Announce?

I was up in the early hours of this beautiful west coast morning for work-related things, when I noticed that a random user on Twitter had liked a Tweet I sent back in September, where I compared the
Google walkout organizer walks away

Google walkout organizer walks away

Claire Stapleton, an organizer of a protest by more than 20,000 Google employees last fall, said she's leaving Google today.
Google’s rebellious employees take aim at contractor firms

Google’s rebellious employees take aim at contractor firms

Googlers' campaign seeks to end forced arbitration for workers at the firm who are employed by contractor companies.

A deep dive into the internal politics, personalities and social significance of the Googler Uprising

Writing in Fortune, Beth Kowitt gives us a look inside the Googler Uprising, wherein Google staff launched a string of internal reform movements, triggered first by the company's secret participation

After retaliation against Googler Uprising organizers, a company-wide memo warns employees they can be fired for accessing "need to know" data

Last year, Google was rocked by a succession of mass uprisings by its staff, who erupted in fury after discovering that the company was secretly pursuing a censored Chinese search tool and an AI
Google Staffers Say They Were Retaliated Against For Helping Organize 2018 Walkout

Google Staffers Say They Were Retaliated Against For Helping Organize 2018 Walkout

Two Google employees who helped to organize a labor walkout estimated to involve 20,000 workers in protest of the company’s mishandling of sexual harassment and assault cases in November 2018 have