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Andy Rubin on leave from Essential after report about ‘inappropriate relationship’ at Google

Andy Rubin, CEO and founder of Essential, has taken a leave of absence for “personal reasons” from his company following a report from The Information that he had “an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate” that precipitated his 2014 departure from Google.  SEE ALSO: How Andy Rubin’s Essential is different from other smartphone companies The woman...CONTINUE READING
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The huge-screened Essential Phone will be a Sprint exclusive

The Essential Phone, an upcoming Android smartphone conceived by Android creator Andy Rubin, will be available with only one major carrier in the U.S. — Sprint.  This doesn’t mean you absolutely must switch to Sprint if you want one. The phone will be available unlocked from the Essential website, and will work with all major...CONTINUE READING
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Essential’s new Alexa competitor activates just by looking at it

Andy Rubin, the founder of Android and the brain behind the quintessential early aughts phone Sidekick, is back, and this time he has his sights on taking over your home. After months of teasing, Rubin on Tuesday finally debuted his new company, Essential. The company’s first and primary offering is a phone, but they also...CONTINUE READING
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The Essential Phone is now available for pre-order on Sprint

Sprint announced today that Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is finally available for pre-order.  The phones were originally supposed to be available 30 days after Essential launched in May, but that deadline proved to be unattainable.  SEE ALSO: Android’s first serious augmented reality phone is finally here Yesterday, Essential customers who reserved the phone...CONTINUE READING
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Android creator explains why his new Essential Phone looks so weird

Earlier today, Android founder Andy Rubin finally unveiled the new smartphone he’s been teasing for months. The phone, the first product from Rubin’s new company Essential, is so big that its nearly bezel-less display wraps almost all the way around the handset’s front-facing camera. Now Rubin has offered an explanation for the odd design choice,...CONTINUE READING
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Big new camera update could be exactly what the Essential Phone needs

Andy Rubin’s the Essential Phone is an interesting phone, but it’s not great, and the main reason for that is the crappiness of its camera. A flagship phone today must have a better, faster camera, period.  Essential tried to remedy that with several software updates, and while they did improve this or that aspect of...CONTINUE READING
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How Andy Rubin’s Essential is different from other smartphone companies

Andy Rubin sees a problem with smartphones. They’re boring. They’re fragmented. The companies that make them aren’t as well-suited at advancing technologies around them as they should be. Rubin invented Android, so he admits to some responsibility at creating this problem. That’s no doubt part of the reason he chose to create a new company,...CONTINUE READING
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