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Buy the Essential phone dock that was never released on eBay (Update: Not for sale)

Buy the Essential phone dock that was never released on eBay (Update: Not for sale)

The timing is suspect to say the least Update 1: 2020/02/14 5:40pm PST I'm sure many of you were chomping at the bits to own this piece of smartphone history, but sadly, the listing is no longer

Essential phone startup ceasing operations, company shutting down

Here is another not so good news for today: Essential is shutting down. We’ve seen this one coming even if Rubin has been saying otherwise. In January last year, Essential assured the public the

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

Andy Rubin Led Essential Company Ceases Operation, Takes Down Newton Mail with It

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android started making waves in 2015 when he started a new company called Essential. The company was set up in order to focus on smartphones and in 2017 launched its first
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
Essential shuts down: No more PH-1 updates coming

Essential shuts down: No more PH-1 updates coming

Essential dropped quite the bomb today, announcing that it will cease operations entirely. This shutdown means three important things, the first being that Project GEM is no more. Essential’s Newton
Essential shuts down: No more PH-1 updates coming

Essential shuts down: No more PH-1 updates coming

Essential dropped quite the bomb today, announcing that it will cease operations entirely. This shutdown means three important things, the first being that Project GEM is no more. Essential’s Newton

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
What was the biggest tech fail of 2019? (Poll of the Week)

What was the biggest tech fail of 2019? (Poll of the Week)

What do you think deserves the Biggest Tech Fail of 2019 title?
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
Essential Phone, December 2019 Android Update

Essential Phone, December 2019 Android Update

And another one. Our December software update is here. Check your Essential Phone for the update! pic.twitter.com/76nP0sTDHu — Essential (@essential) December 2, 2019
Essential once again delivers monthly security patch on same day as Google

Essential once again delivers monthly security patch on same day as Google

Essential is in a strange place right now as a company. Its latest phone is still its first model, the 2017 PH-1, with no direct replacement in sight. Still, Essential is keeping its remaining users
Essential Phone, November 2019 Android Update

Essential Phone, November 2019 Android Update

Another one. We're back with another system update for you. Check your Essential Phone for the latest release! pic.twitter.com/2hWCTjOqGG — Essential (@essential) November 4, 2019

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.