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Essential Smartphone vs Apple

Andy Rubin’s new company already got screwed by Apple

May 31st, 2017

Andy Rubin, the former Googler who founded Android, is no stranger to fighting with Apple. After all, he and his mobile platform have been locked in an unending battle with the iPhone for the last ten years. But even though his new company doesn’t have much to do with mobile operating systems, it’s already lost …

Essential Phone Release Date Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone will ship much sooner than expected

May 31st, 2017

Andy Rubin has his own take on what high-end smartphone should look and feel like, and what features they should offer — they still run Android. That vision is called the Essential Phone that was quietly unveiled earlier this week. Priced at $699, the phone is supposed to offer buyers looking for flagship devices an …

Essential vs. iPhone 8 Design

4 Essential design features I don’t want to see on the iPhone 8

May 30th, 2017

There’s a new Android flagship in town to take on the Galaxy S8, the OnePlus 5, the iPhone 8, and any other high-end smartphone launching this year. Made by Android creator Andy Rubin, the Essential is a sight to behold. It comes with high-end specs and a few original features, including a design that’s somewhat …

Andy Rubin: Essential smartphone

Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone teased for a May 30th reveal

May 25th, 2017

Back in January, Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s new smartphone company Essential made its debut. Android fans had been eager to find out what Rubin had been working on since leaving Google in 2014, and Bloomberg provided them with the first details. Rubin was going to bring an edgeless, AI-powered smartphone to market that would compete …