Essential Teases Possible New Radical Design For Its Next Phone

It has been a while since Essential launched the first Essential Phone PH-1. For a brief moment, it seemed like the company could have been in trouble as it was suggested that they might not be launching a second handset, but recent tweets by the company revealed that they have a new device in the works.


Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone

While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with […]


Latest Essential Phone Update Adds Google’s Digital Wellbeing

It is only to the benefit of handset makers if you spend a lot of time on their devices. This means that you get more entrenched into their ecosystem, use their apps and services, and potentially makes you a loyal customer for life. However in more recent times, these companies have started to introduce features that actually try to discourage users from overusing their devices.


Newton Mail Makes A Surprise Return To The App Store

Last year popular iOS email client Newton Mail announced that it would be shutting down. This was a bit of a bummer given how many people used the app and enjoyed what it had to offer. The developers were later acquired by Essential where it was unclear as to what would become of them.


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The Essential Phone Has Been Officially Discontinued

Many were understandably hyped up about the Essential Phone. After all it is a phone made by a company founded by one of Android’s creators, so who better to create an Android phone than one of its original creators, right? Unfortunately the device did leave much to be desired and apparently cancelled the development of its second phone.


Essential Acquires Newton Mail’s Developer

Essential is the company that many recognize as being the startup founded by one of Android’s creators and former Google exec, Andy Rubin. Now it looks like the company could be interested in expanding to other apps and services because it looks like they have acquired a company by the name of CloudMagic.


Essential’s Audio Adapter Is Now Available For Purchase

The Essential Phone was launched without a headphone jack, much like quite a number of smartphones these days. However the company later announced that they would be launching an audio adapter which is basically an external accessory that brings back the 3.5mm headphone jack.


Essential Has Cut 30% Of Its Staff

Many had a lot of hopes for the Essential Phone. This is because Essential was founded by Andy Rubin who helped create Android, so who better to create an Android phone than one of the creators of Android, right? Unfortunately the device wasn’t the smashing success many had hoped for, and now it looks like things are looking a tad bleak for the company.


Essential’s Audio Adapter Stops By The FCC

The problem with smartphones these days is that many are starting to ditch the headphone jack. We imagine that in the next few years when wireless headphones become ubiquitous that this will no longer be an issue, but for now there are still many out there who rely on wired headphones which means buying adapters and dongles.


Essential Phone Audio Adapter HD Is Coming Soon

With more handset makers ditching the headphone jack, what many have opted to do is instead bundle USB-C to 3.5mm adapters with their phones. However Essential decided to do something else, as you might recall, because earlier this year the company announced that they would be launching the Audio Adapter HD attachment.


Android 9.0 Pie Update Now Available For The Essential Phone

The problem with non-Pixel smartphones is that they are usually slow when it comes to receiving Android updates, especially major ones. However in the case of the Essential Phone, it seems that the folks at Essential wasted no time because shortly after Google announced the release of Android 9.0 Pie, Essential made the update available for their flagship handset.


Essential Phone Will Receive Three Years Of Security Updates

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, launched a smartphone company called Essential a couple of years ago. The company subsequently released its first device, the Essential Phone, and as many were now waiting for its successor to arrive, it was reported that Essential had actually canceled the device and was even considering selling itself off. This has obviously led to speculation about ongoing support for the company’s existing devices and […]


Essential Reportedly Cancels Its Second Phone, Might Sell Itself Off

Last year Andy Rubin’s smartphone company Essential launched their first smartphone, the Essential Phone. It was a game changer in the sense that it introduced the notch in full screen smartphone displays, something that we’ve seen other OEMs start to mimic in their designs as well.


Latest Essential Camera Update Brings Speed Improvements

Essential, the new smartphone company founded by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, launched its first smartphone last year. The Essential Phone hasn’t really taken off but that was to be expected from a nascent smartphone manufacturer. One problem that many users complained about was that the handset’s camera app was painfully slow. Essential has now released a new update for its camera app which it says brings speed improvements.