General News

There will be no Essential PH-2, and here’s why

June 1, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Andy Rubin, one of the founding fathers of the Android mobile operating system, is calling quits on his company Essential. Essential is just over a year old and originated by a group of recruits from other tech companies to create an ‘essential’ smartphone running Android that would be customizable, easy to update, less-bloated, and AI proficient. The company did just that with its Essential PH-1, but while developing a new model, big news struck the firm out of nowhere.


Weekly Poll: Does Essential show the potential of being able to compete with other Android hardware makers?

June 10, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Essential, a company founded by one of Android’s Founders, Andy Rubin, has established its initial presence over the last few weeks. Everyone has their own first impression of Essential and the products they have thus far announced. You can feel good about the potential of Essential, or you can feel not so good about the chances of Essential performing well. This week we learned a bit more about Essential, and it was the bit we needed.


Andy Rubin’s Essential Home Hub with touchscreen unveiled

May 31, 2017 Droid Turf

The co-founder of Android, Andy Rubin floated a new company, Essential, and it appears to be having a bright start. The company unveiled a series of devices yesterday such as the Essential PH-1 smartphone and Essential Home device, which is like Amazon Echo and Google Home, with a different operating system called “Ambient.”