Essential Phone

Essential Phone's Camera App Updated with 60FPS Monochrome Video

Essential Phone’s Camera App Updated with 60FPS Monochrome Video Support<p>The Essential Phone has been a device plagued with problems since its …

Mobile Development

Essential Phone Review: A Titanium and Ceramic Stunner That’s $250+ Less Than Its Google and Samsung Rivals

The Essential Phone ($499) is the first product to launch from Essential Products, the new billion-dollar and design-focused company started by Andy …

Phones

Oreo beta is now available for the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone got off to a rocky start thanks to its delayed release and widespread criticism of the performance of its dual camera setup. In …

Android News

Essential makes Android's Oreo beta update available to all

Android smartphone maker Essential has opened Android 8.0 Oreo beta access for its flagship handset, the Essential phone. The software was released for Pixel phones in August and hit the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earlier this month, so Essential is one of the first brands to get the update. Oreo comes with …

Android Auto

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 owners can now install Android Oreo beta

Essential Phone owners, you can now sink your teeth into an Oreo treat.<p>Essential is now offering a beta release of Android Oreo for the Essential …

Android News

Oreo is now available in beta for the Essential Phone

Even though Oreo has barely taken a hold in the distribution numbers, that doesn’t mean companies aren’t working hard to upgrade its flagships to the latest version of Android. Earlier this month, Samsung announced that users could beta test Oreo on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Now, Essential is doing …

Gear & Gadgets

Essential Phone Oreo update released in beta

There’s another good reason to pick up an Essential Phone, with the company releasing its Android Oreo beta today. The new software has been pushed …

Phones

Essential Phone gets unofficial LineageOS builds

Custom ROM development for the Essential Phone is finally getting started! Despite running stock Android in all of its beauty and simplicity, there …

Android News

Essential Phone has official Android Oreo beta, unofficial LineageOS beta

Essential is offering a beta program for the Android Oreo update for the Essential Phone. It’s available at the source link below this story as a …

Android Lollipop

Essential Phone gets an Oreo treat in beta form

Essential Phone users can now get Oreo in beta, but expect bugs.<p>If you've been following the trials and tribulations of the Essential Phone, you'll …

Technology

Essential opens Android Oreo beta access for the Essential Phone

Download it now from the company’s developer portal<p>Android phone maker Essential is the latest manufacturer to open beta access to Android Oreo for its namesake smartphone. The company says eager participants can go download the latest Android OS refresh from its website by heading over to its …

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best Android Smartphones

Know someone that’s still rocking a phone from 2013? Is their Galaxy S3 screen finally going out? Hook them up with a new smartphone. It’s a big …

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More iPhone X, ZTE Axon M, Essential Phone, running with smartphones (MobileTechRoundup #413)

Kevin's iPhone X arrived so both of us were able to talk about our experiences with Apple's best iPhone. It wasn't an all-iPhone show though with …

Mobile Technology

The Essential Phone is a lot better than you might think

After price cuts and software updates, the Essential Phone is getting a lot of positive feedback.<p>Over the course of just a few months, the Essential …

Android News

Essential Phone review re-do: What a difference a discount makes

I normally like to wait at least a year to give a smartphone the old "review re-do" treatment, but this is a special case. The Andy Rubin-led startup …

Android News

Essential updates 360 Camera to support Facebook Live streaming

Back when Essential released the Essential 360 Camera earlier this year, it wasn’t possible to use the accessory to stream 360-degree video to …

Facebook

Essential 360 Camera can now livestream to Facebook

Essential 360 Camera + Facebook Live 360 = ❤<p>One of the biggest draws for Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is the two-pin connection system on the back …

Android News

Best Essential Phone cases to protect your edge-to-edge display

One of the pioneers of the bezel-less trend, the Essential Phone impressed us when it landed in the summer. The edge-to-edge display is stunning, it …

Phones

Essential Phone update now rolling out with November security patches

Essential today released a new update for its flagship phone, and there are two big parts to it.<p>The Essential Phone is now being updated to build …

Android News

Essential Phone No Longer Needs Whitelist for Full Screen Apps

Essential Phone No Longer Requires Whitelist for Full Screen Apps; Asks Developers to Update Apps<p>Essential launched the Essential Phone with a …

Phones

Essential Phone reduced to $449.99 at Best Buy — $250 off its introductory price

The Essential Phone went on sale earlier this year for $699, an ambitious price tag for a smartphone manufacturer without a proven track record. Within two months, it had seen a $200 price drop in a bid to generate more sales quickly. Now, in a further piece of good news for potential Essential …

Technology

A Fresh Look at the Essential Phone: Worth It Now? | Droid Life

When I wrapped up reviewing the Essential Phone back in early September, I told you guys that even though it had some pretty critical flaws and you …

Phones

Are you going to pick up an Essential Phone for $449?

A $250 discount is hard to argue with.<p>When the Essential Phone initially debuted earlier this year at its introductory price of $699, it left critics …

Android News

Essential Phone now on sale for $449 at Best Buy

The Essential Phone is seeing one discount after another leading up to the holiday shopping period, with Best Buy enacting yet another deal for the …

Android News

Essential phone price is at its lowest, without Family offer

How low can you go? In the case of the Essential PH-1, the answer to that question seems to still be pending. Late October, one of this year’s …

Best Buy

DEAL: Essential Phone Drops Another $50 at Best Buy to Just $449 | Droid Life

It has only been two weeks since Essential dropped the price of the Essential Phone to $499, yet here we are talking about a further price reduction. …

Best Buy

[Update: Black Moon back in stock] Essential Phone drops by another $50 to $449.99 at Best Buy and Amazon

• Update 1: 2017/11/05 9:30am PST The 360 Camera is now out of stock, but you can still grab the phone itself for $449.99 in either Black Moon or Pure …

Technology

Best Buy and Sprint take Essential Phone pricing down even further

Soon, you might just pick up the Essential Phone on a lark and give it to a relative or friend for Christmas.<p>Best Buy has taken the discounted price …

Technology

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 …

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