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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 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...

Essential Phone Price Has Been Cut Permanently

10/23/2017, Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, is running his own company now called Essential. The company launched its first smartphone ever a couple of months ago. The Essential Phone is a high-end device with the specs to match. It wasn’t surprising...

Essential Sued Over Alleged Stolen Modular Accessory Technology

10/17/2017, A lot of phones in this day and age don’t necessarily use technology that is 100% their own. This is because it would be impossible for a single company to own all the pieces of technology inside of a phone, which is why many companies have opted to...

Pure White Essential Phone Is Finally Available

10/12/2017, The Essential Phone was introduced in two color options but the company only released the one in black initially. Apparently, it required more time to put the finishing touches on the white model, that’s because it has taken the company two months...

Essential Phone Has Reportedly Only Sold 5,000 Units So Far

09/27/2017, Considering who is behind the Essential Phone, you would think that there would be many flocking to it, however given that it is also a brand new device, some skepticism wouldn’t be surprising. However could there have been too much skepticism?...

Unlocked Essential Phone Available Now From Best Buy

09/24/2017, Essential, Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, recently released its first smartphone ever. The Essential Phone was finally released over a month ago after the company missed its own initial release timeframe. Those who have been meaning to get their...

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...

Essential Customers Hit By Phishing Attack

08/30/2017, Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s new smartphone company Essential recently started shipping out its first smartphone. The company actually missed its own release deadline due to certification issues. Customers were made to wait for longer than they...

Essential Phone Is Finally Shipping

08/27/2017, Essential, the nascent smartphone company founded by the co-founder of Android Andy Rubin, unveiled its first smartphone earlier this year. The Essential Phone was supposed to be released over a month ago but the company missed its own release deadline....