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Topic: Essential

Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

05/25/2018, 09:05 am

Essential, the electronics maker co-founded by Android originator Andy Rubin, is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.

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Android-powered Essential Phone estimated to have shipped just 88K units in 2017

02/13/2018, 10:02 am

Despite being one of the first handsets on the market with an edge-to-edge display, the Essential Phone, pioneered by former Android chief Andy Rubin, failed to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone X in any meaningful way, with one new estimate suggesting just 88,000 units were shipped last year.

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Essential's Andy Rubin takes leave of absence after 'inappropriate relationship' allegations follow from Google

11/29/2017, 10:11 am

Essential head and former Android chief Andy Rubin is taking a "leave of absence" after allegations of an "inappropriate relationship" at Google have resurfaced.

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Teardown claims Essential Phone is hard-to-repair 'hot mess'

09/05/2017, 11:09 am

A new teardown of one of the latest Apple iPhone competitors, the Essential Phone, claims that the device is fundamentally disorganized inside, a sign of it being a first-generation product.

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Andy Rubin's Essential announces first devices, including Apple HomeKit-ready assistant

05/30/2017, 10:05 am

Former Google executive and Android creator Andy Rubin on Monday revealed the first products from his new company Essential, including the Home assistant, which reportedly supports multiple smarthome platforms including Apple's HomeKit.

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