Essential Phone

Essential has resources ‘specifically committed’ to fixing touch latency on the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone is easily my favorite piece of Android hardware of all time, but the phone, unfortunately, has a few big issues that make it tough to recommend. One of those is touch latency, and now Essential has confirmed that it’s actively working on fixing that.<p>In its most recent AMA on …

Gear & Gadgets

Essential Phone giveaway! Enter now at Android Central!

We've put together a little contest that will give one of you the opportunity to win an Essential Phone, because who doesn't like winning free …

Android News

Essential Phone now receiving Oreo Beta 3 update

After releasing the first Android Oreo beta in November and then a second Oreo Beta in December, Essential is keeping its streak alive today with …

Android News

Tudia hosting 'Essential Week' with discounts on all Essential Phone cases

Tudia is a case company that was one of the first to step up and make cases for the Essential Phone. Now it’s hosting an “Essential Week” for a week …

Android News

Essential unveils new accessories for its phone including HD earphones, fast charger

Did you purchase an Essential phone? Well, then you might find yourself in need of a few accessories for the phone.<p>Just as CES 2018 is currently in …

Gear & Gadgets

Essential starts selling a few new accessories

Replacement fast charger, new USB-C headphones, a carrying case for the Essential 360 Camera, and more.<p>The Essential Phone was a difficult device to …

Android News

‘Essential Phone Review, Four Months Later: The Sun Is Setting on This Experiment’

Andrew Martonik, writing for Android Central two weeks ago:<p>It all starts with just general app instability. Apps crash — a lot. More than I’ve …

John Gruber

Tudia Essential Phone case lineup review

The Essential Phone is the first device from a new company and is being sold in fairly small numbers. As such, third-party support for the Essential …

Android News

Win an Essential Phone and a 360 camera! [Contest]

The Essential Phone has received a steady amount of updates that make the titanium and ceramic-made Android something to consider.In Canada, the …

Phones

Carriers might hide signal strength in future Android versions

Carriers being able to determine which software features are available is nothing new. After all, some carriers hide the mobile data and hotspot options in the notification panel. Unfortunately, that might extend to the ability to display signal strength for Android P.<p>In Android, there are two ways …

Wi-Fi

How To: Check if Your Android Phone Supports Project Treble

It took a few months, but several major phones are finally receiving updates to Android Oreo. At this point, we've spent significant time talking …

Gear & Gadgets

Essential Phone Revisit: Work in progress

It’s been almost four months — a veritable lifetime in the tech world — since Essential released its first smartphone. Despite the initial hype, the …

Phones

Essential Phone + 360-degree camera bundle on sale for $499.99

The Essential Phone is getting better every month, with constant camera updates and a second Oreo beta having just launched. On the hardware side, …

Android News

Essential Phone picks up 360 livestreaming for YouTube

There's also "various stability fixes" for the regular camera.<p>We've still yet to see the full potential of the Essential Phone's two-pin modular …

Android News

Get an edge-to-edge screen & 4K 360 camera w/ Essential: $500 ($600+ value)

Amazon currently has the unlocked Essential Phone bundled with its 4K 360-degree camera for <b>$499.99 shipped</b>. Separately, the Essential Phone is $450 and the camera runs around $150. If you’re looking for a beautiful phone with 128GB of storage and a great 360-degree camera, this bundle is perfect …

Gear & Gadgets

Essential Phone picking up second Oreo beta w/ bug fixes and more features from 8.0

Andy Rubin’s Essential has been working hard on bringing Android Oreo to its first device, the PH-1, and that process kicked off with a public beta last month. Now, the company is pushing out the second beta for Android Oreo.<p>The first Oreo beta for the Essential Phone got Oreo started on the …

Andy Rubin

OnePlus 5T vs. Essential Phone: Battle of the $500 Flagships

If a no-compromise flagship smartphone is what you want, $500 may not seem like enough. The latest iPhone, Pixel and Galaxy S models all ask for at …

Phones

Essential Phone Gets Android Oreo Beta 2

The first Android Oreo beta landed on the Essential Phone last month. Now the company has revealed that their are releasing the Android Oreo Beta 2 …

Android Oreo

Pair the Essential Phone with its 4K 360-degree camera for just $499 today

Some say that saving money is Essential.<p>We've seen Android phones push the limits over and over in 2017, and one of the bolder moves was the near …

Android News

Essential Phone now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo beta 2

It has been just over a month since Essential launched a beta program for Android 8.0 Oreo which allowed Essential Phone owners to try out the …

Android News

Essential Phone Android 8.0 Oreo beta 2 available to download

• The second Oreo beta adds features like picture-in-picture, smart text selection, and more.<br>• It also contains a number of bug fixes for issues in the first beta release.<br>• It’s available as an OTA update for Essential Phone Oreo beta 1 users.<p>As promised by Essential last week as part of its latest …

Android Lollipop

Essential Phone Oreo Beta 2 now rolling out with more 8.0 features and bug fixes

The Essential Phone might not have been our favorite, but the company has been undeniably quick with updates. Essential first rolled out the Android …

Android News

Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2 with new features and bug fixes

Now with picture-in-picture, smart text selection, and more.<p>Essential rolled out the first beta of Oreo for the PH-1 back in mid-November, and while …

Android News

Essential Phone Android Oreo beta enters second round

Essential and Razer both have relatively new phones out. Either phone takes cruddy photos. Both companies aren’t going to take that lying down.<p>While …

Android Oreo

Day 11: Essential Phone

Enter for a chance to win on December 18, 2017.<p>Travel + Leisure’s 15 Days of Travel Giveaways offers a new prize each day, so be sure to check back …

Travel

Swing and a miss: The iPhone killing didn’t happen

The Macalope knows that these days life comes at you fast, as exhibited by the popular Twitter meme “Life comes at you fast.” For example, what if …

Memes

Essential Phone is easier to service than previously thought

When the Essential Phone launched, iFixit put out a damning video showing how difficult it was to repair the device. The visuals of shattered glass …

Android News

Here’s what’s coming to the Essential phone in the future

One of the benefits of not being a giant company is that you are able to move a bit faster and are less bogged downy be legacy considerations. …

Biweekly

Essential Phone updates will include tap-to-wake, EIS and Project Treble

The Essential Phone, a product from the “father of Android” Andy Rubin, is possibly the most polarizing device of 2017. Its launch was marred by …

Android News

Essential Phone Will Support EIS For Recording Videos, Double Tap To Wake

Essential Products Inc. held its bi-weekly Reddit AMA yesterday and officials from the company gave users an update on what’s to come. The company …

Android Oreo