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Andy Rubin's Essential Shutting Down, Newton Mail Service Ending Too

Wednesday February 12, 2020 9:38 am PST by
Back in 2015, Andy Rubin, the co-founder of the Android operating system, started up a company called Essential, focusing on smartphones. Essential launched its Essential Phone PH-1 in 2017, debuting a 5.71-inch device made from titanium and ceramic with an edge-to-edge QHD display. The Essential Phone was praised for its design, but reviews found faults with the camera, the display, and other ...

Andy Rubin's Essential Products Announces Modular Smartphone and Amazon Echo Rival

Tuesday May 30, 2017 5:18 am PDT by
New company Essential Products announced its debut products today, including a modular titanium smartphone with an edge-to-edge display and an Amazon Echo competitor. Andy Rubin, the founder of Essential and the original creator of the Android OS platform, announced the devices ahead of a talk he is scheduled to give later on Tuesday at the Code Conference. The company's logo-free Essential...