Andy Rubin

Get $250 off the most Essential Android phone of 2017 at Amazon US | Trusted Reviews

<b>If you’re looking for a high-end smartphone that’ll help you stand out from the crowd, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone (PH-1) is definitely worth a look.</b><p>…

Mobile Technology

Lattice Embraces FD-SOI

Lattice, freed from the attentions of its Chinese-backed predator, is charting a new course. Over the next year or two it will put all its products …

Electronics

Essential VP talks Android Oreo updates, camera improvements, and working at Google in interview

The Essential Phone is one of the more impressive devices to come from a startup in recent memory, and a big reason for that is the talent behind it. Andy Rubin’s company is full of capable team members, and one of those is VP Rebecca Zavin. Recently, she answered some questions about the company …

Back to the Fuchsia: The next 10 years of Android

<b>Part Two</b> In Part One we described how, after 10 years, Android was uncannily similar to Windows after 20 years.<p>But similar is not the same.<p>Android is</i> …

Google

Essential Phone Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 Deals Compared by Deal Tomato

Industry: Electronics<p>Deal Tomato, a team of e-commerce deal experts, have announced their list of the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Essential …

Shopping

Essential Phone camera updated w/ stability fixes and 60FPS monochrome video mode

Andy Rubin’s Essential produced an incredible piece of hardware in the Essential Phone, but its camera was a deal-breaker for many. Now, following some major price cuts, Essential is still working to make that camera better, and that’s reflected in the latest update.<p>The Essential Phone’s camera app …

Essential Phone

Mike & Maaike — A Retrospective on Cultivating Industrial Design at Google.

<i>Hi, It’s Mike and Maaike.</i><p>A few years back we quietly embarked on a unique journey and are happy to announce our return and the independence of our …

Innovation

Best Black Friday 2017 deals for smartphones

Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8 Plus for $300 less<p>Samsung's unlocked Note 8, S8, S8 Plus promo<p>Microsoft's S8 and S8 Plus prices<p>iPhone 8, 8 Plus: $250 Target gift card<p>LG V30 deals<p>LG G6 for $360 on Sprint<p>Moto Z2 Play for $8 a month<p>iPhone SE, starting at $100<p>Samsung Galaxy J3 for $40 and under<p>iPhone 6 for …

Phones

Essential Phone touch screen issues are a deal breaker

Upon the recommendation of others, I recently bit the bullet and decided to pick up an Essential Phone. What I found was a deal breaker not mentioned …

Phones

Essential Phone Android 8.0 Oreo beta now available to download

If you are one of the owners of Andy Rubin’s new Android phone, the Essential Phone, you can now download the first beta build that updates the OS to Android 8.0 Oreo. The release of this public beta, with the build number of OPM1.170911.130, means that the Essential Phone is one of the few Android …

Technology

Essential opens its developer portal for Ph-1; users can now download Android Oreo 8.0-based beta

Essential, the Andy Rubin-based company has opened the <b>developer portal</b> on its website.<p>The Essential PH-1 was announced back in May.<p>The company has …

Android Oreo

How Apple Gives Android A Headache

Apple has over 1-billion customers. Google’s Android devices number over 2-billion so how is it that Apple keeps giving Android smartphone makers a …

Apple

Here are six alternatives to the Google Pixel 2 XL

So, you wanted the Google Pixel 2 XL.<p>And why wouldn’t you? The device looks spectacular, features flagship level technical specifications, and will …

Phones

Essential Phone Grabs November Security Patch Already, Fingerprint Bug Fix | Droid Life

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is already picking up the November security patch that Google just dropped yesterday on Pixel and Nexus devices.<p>The …

Essential Phone

Apple Has One Thing Keeping It From Being a True Innovator: Former Apple CEO

Apple's (AAPL) enormous size does have one drawback.<p>"I think Apple has realized that their scale is so large for products like the iPhone that they …

Tech Industry

Essential Phone Now Available for $450 at Best Buy in the US

The Essential Phone, also known as the Essential PH-1, has had a strange run so far. The press coverage for the device started off on a very positive …

Mobile Development

A second Essential phone is already in the works

The designers at Essential have confirmed that the PH-2 is in the works, as we still await a UK release date<p>Andy Rubin’s Essential phone has had a …

Essential Phone

What You Need to Know Before Buying That First-Generation Smartphone

2017 is shaping up to be a pretty remarkable year for first-generation smartphones. Android creator Andy Rubin debuted his new company’s Essential …

Phones

Essential Proves How Sensible Pricing and Software Updates Can Redeem a Failing Phone

Essential hasn’t been around for too long, but it’s been the subject of a disproportionate number of headlines in the Android world this year — and …

Phones

LG Electronics increases Q3 profit as mobile business narrows loss

Increased revenue across the board compared to a year ago has seen overall profits rise.<p>LG Electronics has increased its revenue for the third …

Mobile Technology

Apple Is Facing a Double Standard

Apple is a Silicon Valley and Wall Street leader. The company has the most profitable and best-selling smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, and wireless …

Apple

Our Guide to This Year’s Best Holiday Gifts - MIT Technology Review

Unsure about what to give your loved ones this holiday season, or simply hate shopping for gifts? Fear not: we’ve got you covered, with a range of …

Gear & Gadgets

Like the original iPhone, Essential Phone gets early price cut

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone has received a massive price cut just two months after it started shipping.<p>The device was billed as a top contender to iPhone X when it made its debut in May. But supposedly weak demand has forced Essential to slash $200 off its price tag already.<p>The Essential Phone …

Essential Phone

Android creator's new smartphone was doomed from the beginning

• <b>The Essential phone got a $200 price drop, just two months after its launch.</b>• <b><br>It's a sign that sales are very weak as competition for the high-end smartphone market tightens. Samsung and Apple released their new phones around the same time.</b>• <b><br>The Essential phone had challenges from the beginning, and</b> …

Business

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to start your week.<p><b>1. Google is "actively investigating" the problems that are plaguing the display of its Pixel 2 XL smartphone.</b> Numerous reports from multiple users over the past week complained about things such as bad color accuracy and screen …

Robert Scoble

Essential practically confirms Andy Rubin’s first phone is a flop

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone has a daring design and it’s an interesting high-end Android device built in part by the inventor of Android. The …

Technology

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone Now Costs $499

When Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone launched a couple of months ago it cost $699. The company has now decided to drop the price of the handset to …

Essential Phone

Andy Rubin’s hyped-up Essential phone is already slashing its price

After just two months on the market and a whole lot of hype, the Essential phone is getting a $200 price cut. It now costs $500 unlocked through Essential’s website. (Sprint has already been leasing the phone at half price.)<p>Essential got a lot of attention for being led by Andy Rubin, who …

Essential Phone

Not so Essential? Smartphone maker drops price by $200

It must not have been such an 'essential’ purchase after all?<p>That’s certainly what the $200 price reduction of the Essential smartphone suggests, given that the company announced the drop less than two months after the phone first became available.<p>The handset is the brainchild of Andy Rubin, the …

Money

Essential Phone gets a price-cut, will now retail at $499

After initial hiccups and the not-so-great sales numbers, Andy Rubin’s Essential Products has decided to slash the price of its Essential PH-1 (aka …

Essential Phone