General News

Andy Rubin answers Essential Phone questions in Reddit AMA, Verizon compatibility confirmed

September 19, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Last week, Andy Rubin, a founding father of Android and now CEO of Essential, held an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session over on Reddit. Rubin answered some of our questions about Essential and the Essential PH-1 cell phone. Here’s what we learned in a nutshell.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 9/11 – 9/15: Which Android devices were updated this week?

September 17, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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Droid Updates Weekly 9/4- 9/8: Which Android devices were updated this week?

September 10, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 8/28- 9/1: Which Android devices were updated this week?

September 3, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

Carrier News

Verizon caps video streaming data rates; smartphones will tap out at a 720p resolution

September 1, 2017 David Steele

America’s largest carrier by subscriber numbers, Verizon, has announced a number of changes to it’s unlimited plans. These changes mean the carrier now offers two unlimited plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited, with the former plan costing $5 less a month than before.

Carrier News

Android Oreo is released for the Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL

August 30, 2017 Deidre Richardson

Google has been teasing Android O for some time (even without a name), but the name (and statue) was finally unveiled some days back as Android Oreo. The update’s system image files were posted last week when the update began rolling out over-the-air to Pixel and select Nexus devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. If this isn’t you, but you own a Pixel or Pixel XL, we have good news for you!

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Droid Updates Weekly 8/21- 8/25: Which Android devices received updates this week?

August 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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