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Essential Phone To Get Double Tap To Wake, EIS In The Near Future

12/14/2017, Despite the reports that the Essential Phone hasn’t even crossed the 100,000 units sold mark, it seems that the company is not giving up and is continuing their efforts at improving the device. Just last month the company issued an update that brought...

Apparently Only 50,000 Essential Phones Have Been Sold

12/12/2017, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone was one that many were looking forward to, given Rubin’s experience and background with Android and his involvement with Danger Inc., the company that created the Sidekick which was one of the more iconic smartphones from...

Essential Phone’s Camera App Updated With Portrait Mode

11/30/2017, It used to be that cameras on phones were considered a novelty because back in the day, the quality of photos taken by such cameras left much to be desired. However fast forward to today, cameras can sometimes make or break a phone, or at least can affect...

Essential Phone Price Dropped To Lowest-Ever For Cyber Monday

11/27/2017, Andy Rubin’s hardware startup Essential hasn’t seen a lot of success with its first smartphone. No wonder the company has already slashed the Essential Phone’s price multiple times already. If you’ve still been on the fence about...

Essential Phone Android Oreo Beta Program Open To All

11/15/2017, If you’re wondering when your Essential Phone will be getting its Android 8.0 Oreo update, last we heard back in September, the company had announced that the Oreo update would be released in the next few months, and the good news is that you can...

Essential 360 Camera Now Streams Live To Facebook

11/12/2017, The Essential Phone is now capable of streaming 360-degree video to Facebook live. The company has sent out a camera software update for the handset that enables it to stream live 360-degree video to the world’s largest social network from the...

Essential Phone Review (PH-1)

11/09/2017, Even before Essential shipped its first product, the hype was mile-high. As a company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, it was normal that the expectations were through the roof. The Essential made its debuts in September, shortly after the Galaxy...

Essential Phone Gets Another Price Cut, Drops Down To $450

11/06/2017, When the Essential Phone was announced, many were expecting great things from it. This is because as a new company, Essential was not constrained by expectations that companies like Apple or Samsung face when launching a new smartphone. The company was...

Essential Phone Update Gives It Fingerprint Sensor Gestures

10/30/2017, Given that a lot of our phones these days seem to pack similar hardware specs, one of the ways to differentiate phones from each other would be in terms of features, whether it be software or hardware. The good news for Essential Phone owners is that it...

Andy Rubin Apologizes For Essential Email Snafu

08/31/2017, Recently you might have heard how Essential customers might be facing a phishing attack after there were reports that a few customers were receiving emails from the company asking them for additional verifying information about their orders. Given that...