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Essential sued over wireless connector technology packed inside the Essential Phone

Essential sued over wireless connector technology packed inside the Essential Phone

posted: yesterday, 02:51

Keyssa Inc., a company backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell filed a lawsuit against Essential, accusing the startup for using stolen wireless connector technology...

Essential Phone in white now available for purchase in the U.S.

Essential Phone in white now available for purchase in the U.S.

posted: 11 Oct 2017, 19:00

Essential announced last week that it plans to send out letters for those who reserve the white version of its smartphone by the end of the week. However, because of the holiday in China, it was forced to delay it for a few...

Essential Phone is currently being tested with Oreo update; Android 8.0 public beta weeks away

Essential Phone is currently being tested with Oreo update; Android 8.0 public beta weeks away

posted: 09 Oct 2017, 22:37

The Essential Phone returned to the Reddit stage recently for another AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. Thanks to the appearance on Reddit, we learned that the offspring of Android's father...

The Essential Phone is free with a signed 2-year contract at Telus

The Essential Phone is free with a signed 2-year contract at Telus

posted: 07 Oct 2017, 11:55

While subsidized pricing has fallen out of favor in the U.S., the practice remains in other parts of the world. For example, Canadian carrier Telus is now offering the Essential Phone for $0 with a signed two-year pact....

Essential Phone and its camera get important software updates

Essential Phone and its camera get important software updates

posted: 05 Oct 2017, 13:27

Before installing the Camera update, you first must install the latest system build (NMI81C), which adds “improved performance and bug fixes.” It's a rather small download as the update weighs in at 72MB...

Research firm claims Essential Phone sold only 5,000 units in the US

Research firm claims Essential Phone sold only 5,000 units in the US

posted: 27 Sep 2017, 12:12

BayStreet is known for tracking shipments of phones in the United States. According to the research company, only 5,000 Essential Phone units were sold in the country since its launch...

Unlocked Essential Phone now available at Best Buy

Unlocked Essential Phone now available at Best Buy

posted: 22 Sep 2017, 20:24

The unlocked Essential Phone is now available inside Best Buy stores, and online. Andy Rubin 's Android powered handset will work with all four major stateside carriers and features a tough titanium build. And while the 5.71-inch LCD screen...

Essential Phone gets certified, will now work on Verizon's network

Essential Phone gets certified, will now work on Verizon's network

posted: 16 Sep 2017, 01:34

While the only U.S. carrier selling (and leasing) the Essential Phone is Sprint, the carrier branded model and the unlocked version available from Essential, Amazon or Best Buy are now both certified for use with Verizon's...

The Essential Phone is getting a headphone jack by way of a magnetic add-on

The Essential Phone is getting a headphone jack by way of a magnetic add-on

posted: 15 Sep 2017, 03:37

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone continues the trend of abandonment 3.5mm headphone jack, as it is apparently not an essential feature anymore. But puns aside, the jack is actually coming to the bezel-less phone...

Essential Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo “in the next month or two”

Essential Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo “in the next month or two”

posted: 14 Sep 2017, 17:25

During a Reddit AMA scheduled earlier today, Andy Rubin and other Essential officials answered some of the questions posted by users. Concerning the Android Oreo update, Rebecca Zavin, Essential's VP...

Essential Phone receives a new update that actually makes it usable

Essential Phone receives a new update that actually makes it usable

posted: 14 Sep 2017, 04:58

Essential has just released an update that's supposed to bring “improved performance and bug fixes,” as well as the September security patch. One other issue that might be fixed by applying the latest update is related...

Essential Phone coming to all Sprint stores on September 14

Essential Phone coming to all Sprint stores on September 14

posted: 13 Sep 2017, 15:37

Sprint announced that, for a limited time, customers can lease it for $14.58 per month and take advantage of the best price for fully featured Unlimited data among national carriers...

You can win an Essential Phone and $5,000 in cash from Sprint

You can win an Essential Phone and $5,000 in cash from Sprint

posted: 11 Sep 2017, 08:14

Sprint is giving away 21 Essential Phones this month, but you can enter this Sweepstakes only if you've been a Sprint customer since at least July 8, 2017...

This Essential Phone scratch and bend test reveals the toughness of titanium and ceramic

This Essential Phone scratch and bend test reveals the toughness of titanium and ceramic

posted: 07 Sep 2017, 13:42

Titanium and ceramic are not materials that we usually find inside smarphones, which means the Essential Phone is quite special...

The Essential Phone is unreasonably difficult to repair, close to impossible

The Essential Phone is unreasonably difficult to repair, close to impossible

posted: 05 Sep 2017, 15:43

After a couple of missed deadlines, it became clear that the Essential Phone was not ready for prime time. Now that the smartphone is shipping to those who placed pre-orders, people are probably wondering...

Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's privacy gaffe

Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's privacy gaffe

posted: 31 Aug 2017, 18:09

It appears that the company made an error in its customer care function, as customer care rep had used a misconfigured account to send a single email to multiple recipients. About 70 customers responded positively to the request in the...

Essential Phone orders start shipping, customers should receive theirs on August 31

Essential Phone orders start shipping, customers should receive theirs on August 31

posted: 28 Aug 2017, 17:06

Although the initial shipment information confirmed Essential Phone units would be delivered by FedEx on August 30, the delivery was delayed by at least one day due to the Hurricane Harvey ravaging...

The Essential Phone was finally shipped today (UPDATE: Or maybe not)

The Essential Phone was finally shipped today (UPDATE: Or maybe not)

posted: 26 Aug 2017, 09:29

The last we heard about Andy Rubin's Essential Phone was that it would ship within seven days. That was on August 16th. But the good news today is that the device has finally shipped, which means that some of those...

Essential Phone hands-on

Essential Phone hands-on

posted: 23 Aug 2017, 01:48

Yesterday Essential brought its first officially released hardware to New York City. A labor of love, and sometimes turmoil, Android creator Andy Rubin has finally brought us his vision, and we couldn’t wait to see it up close. Was it a thing of beauty? Or is it an awkward...

You can now pre-order the unlocked Essential Phone at Best Buy

You can now pre-order the unlocked Essential Phone at Best Buy

posted: 22 Aug 2017, 23:58

Sprint is the only carrier in the United States that offers the Essential Phone, but the unlocked model can be had via Amazon, Best Buy and Essential's online store...

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