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How to be a CEO-from-home amid coronavirus lockdown

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The Week in Tech: Are Smartphones Interesting Again?

The Week in Tech: Are Smartphones Interesting Again?

Amazing as it may sound, phone makers are doing more than just adding fancy new cameras.
Andy Rubin’s Start-Up, Essential Products, Shuts Down

Andy Rubin’s Start-Up, Essential Products, Shuts Down

The smartphone company founded by Mr. Rubin, a former Google executive, struggled to win over customers.

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

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 is NOT dead, what else can be done

The Essential as a company isn’t dead. Okay. That’s what the Essential team wants us to believe. Contrary to what we heard and mentioned the Essential Phone will be no more and a “next mobile product”

Essential Phone will be no more, “next mobile product” in the works

The Essential Phone will be no more. That’s what we’re getting from recent reports that the first flagship device from the company has already sold out. The PH-1 is also being discontinued which means

Essential Audio Adapter HD: Add-on accessory that enhances audio now available

The Essential team may have already canceled the 2nd-gen version and laid off about a third of its workforce but it’s not yet done with the mobile business. The Essential Phone is now primed to

Essential team lays off about a third of its workforce

It’s not the end for Essential. No, not yet but the company has recently slashed off some 30 percent of the employees. It’s been a tough year for the Essential team as it fails to sell its flagship
Essential Products, Startup from Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30% of Staff

Essential Products, Startup from Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30% of Staff

The company had a valuation of nearly $1 billion in 2017.
Essential Products, Startup from Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30% of Staff

Essential Products, Startup from Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30% of Staff

The company had a valuation of nearly $1 billion in 2017.

Essential reportedly building an AI-powered phone that does everything for you

The day when the sci-fi movie Her might actually come true is reportedly under way. Sources are saying that Essential Products, Inc, the company that Android creator Andy Rubin started, is working on

Latest Essential Reddit AMA focuses on the notch settings, Android Q update

We haven’t completely forgotten about it but we didn’t give much of our attention to the Essential Phone. Around the same time last year, the Essential Team started answering questions on Reddit AMA.

Essential phone 2 cancelled: why it failed

The past year has been tough and interesting for Essential. Andy Rubin’s new startup company which was officially introduced in May last year has been marketing the Essential Phone but with little

Essential Phone updated with Burst mode for faster capture and performance

One of the Essential Phone’s main selling points is its Camera app. Even before the smartphone was officially announced, we were already seeing sample photos and videos being shown off in the wild.

Essential Phone Android 8.1 Oreo update out with April security patches

Three weeks ago, we learned Android 8.1 Oreo update would start rolling out for the Essential PH-1. Over the weekend, it did happen. The Essential team released the new Oreo 8.1 build (141) for the

Android 8.1 Oreo starts rolling out for the Essential PH-1

It’s been almost a month since we announced the Essential Phone was ready to receive the Android 8.1 Beta version. This time around, the update is ready for everyone who owns the PH-1. The delicious

Essential Phone Halo Gray with Alexa exclusive on Amazon

Ten months after the smartphone was first unveiled and almost six months after it hit the market, the Essential Phone seems to be more popular these days. It’s famous but not exactly for the right

Essential Camera app updated with App shortcut support for different modes

The Essential team has just released another update to the Essential Camera App. The last update rolled out only last December, adding reduced compression and the portrait mode. Before that, faster

Don’t flash your Essential Phone with the free cable, buy a better one instead

We hate to say this but there seems to be no end for Essential Phone issues. We know the Essential team has been working hard to ensure problems are fixed. It’s proudly the first to roll out fixes for