The Essential device in Andy's hand is a long elongated smartphone (?) with a punch-hole camera on the top-left.
Rumours were adrift that with Essential Ph-1's poor sales number that the Essential PH-2's being shelved.
The Android Q beta program is expected to be Pixel-exclusive for a couple of months.
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
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
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 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
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 joins its competition Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and HTC to test the beta versions of its upcoming Android Oreo-based update.
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
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
Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential phone has started shipping to the customers.
There are a couple of confirmed devices that are going to be receiving the Android Oreo update in some time.
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.
The event hosted by Essential is limited to few people in Los Angeles as not everyone has got the invite for the event.
The company pointed that it wanted to achieve two main goals with the camera in the Essential PH-1.
Andy Rubin, creator of the Essential phone has announced that the company will ship its first devices in a few weeks.
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.
The blackout of information from the manufacturer on the status of the devices leaves those who have reserved the phone in a lurch.
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.