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Essential's latest device has perhaps the most bizarre design you have seen in recent times
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Essential's latest device has perhaps the most bizarre design you have seen in recent times

The Essential device in Andy's hand is a long elongated smartphone (?) with a punch-hole camera on the top-left.

Google updated its misconduct reporting policy and made it easier for employees
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Google updated its misconduct reporting policy and made it easier for employees

It added a policy that allows workers to bring along a colleague for support during the reporting process.

Google employees who organised walkout are facing demotions and sudden change of roles
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Google employees who organised walkout are facing demotions and sudden change of roles

"Google has a culture of retaliation, which too often works to silence women, people of colour and gender minorities"

Google paid former exec Amit Singhal $35 million to resign after harassment claims
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Google paid former exec Amit Singhal $35 million to resign after harassment claims

Details of the exit package were revealed as part of a shareholder lawsuit against Google.

Essential PH-2 design details surface online, reveal in-display front-facing camera
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Essential PH-2 design details surface online, reveal in-display front-facing camera

The Essential PH-2 could feature an in-display front camera with a translucent glass panel.

Essential Ph-1 discontinued but company working on a new smartphone: Report
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Essential Ph-1 discontinued but company working on a new smartphone: Report

The rumour mill had been churning out leaks about a new phone from Essential.

No transparency on transparency: Binny Bansal's Flipkart exit reflects a new normal in corporate culture
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No transparency on transparency: Binny Bansal's Flipkart exit reflects a new normal in corporate culture

The case against Binny Bansal seems vague and his continuation on Flipkart's board in a transitional role is, if anything, an endorsement that he committed no big lapse.

We won't be swayed by employee uprisings: Sundar Pichai on walkout protests
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We won't be swayed by employee uprisings: Sundar Pichai on walkout protests

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a conference in New York spoke about the positive aspects of letting company employees register their protest

Over 1,500 Google employees globally plan a walkout over sexual harassment cases
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Over 1,500 Google employees globally plan a walkout over sexual harassment cases

Last week, Google announced that it fired 48 people for sexual harassment since 2016.

Essential founder Andy Rubin clarifies that he is not selling the company but is looking for more investors: Report
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Essential founder Andy Rubin clarifies that he is not selling the company but is looking for more investors: Report

Andy Rubin reportedly added that rumours about a buy out will only worsen their fundraising efforts.

Andy Rubin's Essential patented a pop-up selfie camera design a year before Vivo brought it to the APEX smartphone at MWC
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Andy Rubin's Essential patented a pop-up selfie camera design a year before Vivo brought it to the APEX smartphone at MWC

Essential was granted a patent back in 2017 where it wanted to maximise the usable screen area of a smartphone with an implementation similar to Vivo's.

Google's Android P update will take into consideration the iPhone X like 'notch' design element
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Google's Android P update will take into consideration the iPhone X like 'notch' design element

Google is said to be working on an overhaul of its next Android mobile software for smartphones which may be replicating Apple's iPhone X like 'notch' design.

Reports of Andy Rubin's
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Reports of Andy Rubin's "inappropriate" behaviour while at Google go public; cited as the reason for his leave of absence from Essential

Andy Rubin's spokesperson has denies any connection between the leave and the report of inappropriate behaviour on his part.

Essential opens its developer portal for Ph-1; users can now download Android Oreo 8.0-based beta
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Essential opens its developer portal for Ph-1; users can now download Android Oreo 8.0-based beta

Essential joins its competition Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and HTC to test the beta versions of its upcoming Android Oreo-based update.

Andy Rubin's PH-1 Essential Phone gets a price cut of $200, to be sold at $499 in US
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Andy Rubin's PH-1 Essential Phone gets a price cut of $200, to be sold at $499 in US

The Essential Phone that supports an external 360 camera was initially priced at $699 but after the price cut it is available for $499 in US.

Andy Rubin's Essential sued over connector technology used in PH-1 smartphone and camera accessory
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Andy Rubin's Essential sued over connector technology used in PH-1 smartphone and camera accessory

Privately owned Keyssa backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products accusing it of theft of trade secrets in a lawsuit filed on Monday.

Only 5000 Essential PH-1 smartphones have been sold so far: Report
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Only 5000 Essential PH-1 smartphones have been sold so far: Report

Essential phones have been infamous for the delays it has been making in shipping its products. The phone which was unveiled in May, was supposed to be shipped in June.

Essential PH-1 phone users may have to wait a 'couple of months' before they receive the Android Oreo update
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Essential PH-1 phone users may have to wait a 'couple of months' before they receive the Android Oreo update

What irked many about the tweet from Essential was the mention of how soon could they expect the update. Essentials answer? "Next couple months."

Essential Phone is probably the worst smartphone to repair; gets a 1/10 repairability rating from iFixit
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Essential Phone is probably the worst smartphone to repair; gets a 1/10 repairability rating from iFixit

Essential Phone, one of the most anticipated smartphones launched this year, is not very repairable, receiving a repairability score of just 1/10 on iFixit

Andy Rubin apologises for Essential phone's customer data leak, promises LifeLock on data to affected customers
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Andy Rubin apologises for Essential phone's customer data leak, promises LifeLock on data to affected customers

Calling it a ‘humbling’ and ‘humiliating’ experience, Andy Rubin did not mention the ways Essential company is going to take care of shipping.