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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.

Essential reportedly confirms that its new device is currently under testing
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Essential reportedly confirms that its new device is currently under testing

Rumours were adrift that with Essential Ph-1's poor sales number that the Essential PH-2's being shelved.

Google might bring the Android Q beta to several more smartphones this year
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Google might bring the Android Q beta to several more smartphones this year

The Android Q beta program is expected to be Pixel-exclusive for a couple of months.

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 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 shipped approximately 3.9 million Pixel smartphones in 2017 says IDC data
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Google shipped approximately 3.9 million Pixel smartphones in 2017 says IDC data

Google's shipments have doubled since 2016 but that statistic is misleading since the Google Pixel was launched in Oct 2016, allowing just 2 months time.

Essential PH-1 camera gets a major update that brings a portrait mode and exposure compensation to the device
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Essential PH-1 camera gets a major update that brings a portrait mode and exposure compensation to the device

The update has enabled Portrait mode for the Essential PH-1, something that was lacking at its launch considering it came with a dual camera setup.

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 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.

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's Essential PH-1 smartphone shipments have begun
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Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 smartphone shipments have begun

Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential phone has started shipping to the customers.

Android Oreo is out; Here are the devices that may see the update soon
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Android Oreo is out; Here are the devices that may see the update soon

There are a couple of confirmed devices that are going to be receiving the Android Oreo update in some time.

Essential informs customers that their devices will ship within 7 days
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Essential informs customers that their devices will ship within 7 days

Essential phone sports a 5.7-inch display with QHD display panel with an effective resolution of 2560 x 1312 pixels and 19:10 aspect ratio.

Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 phone to have its 'first look event' on 25 August
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Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 phone to have its 'first look event' on 25 August

The event hosted by Essential is limited to few people in Los Angeles as not everyone has got the invite for the event.

Essential explains how the dual camera setup works in the PH-1
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Essential explains how the dual camera setup works in the PH-1

The company pointed that it wanted to achieve two main goals with the camera in the Essential PH-1.

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to be shipped in a few weeks; global launch yet to be announced
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Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to be shipped in a few weeks; global launch yet to be announced

Andy Rubin, creator of the Essential phone has announced that the company will ship its first devices in a few weeks.

A leaked picture of Sharp's upcoming bezel-less phone surfaces online
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A leaked picture of Sharp's upcoming bezel-less phone surfaces online

Sharp has planned an announcement for a couple of bezel-less smartphones and there has been an image leaked in China, supposedly of one of the devices.

Andy Rubin’s $749 Essential phone misses shipping dates without any official explanation
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Andy Rubin’s $749 Essential phone misses shipping dates without any official explanation

The blackout of information from the manufacturer on the status of the devices leaves those who have reserved the phone in a lurch.

Google Glass could be back from the dead; receives firmware update after three years
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Google Glass could be back from the dead; receives firmware update after three years

For the first time since 2014, Google mysteriously released an update for the Google Glass, the augmented reality device which Google stopped selling way back in January 2015.