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Results: Essential Phone gets toppled by OnePlus

Results: Essential Phone gets toppled by OnePlus

posted: yesterday, 09:24

So, while the Essential Phone aspired to be a high-class, premium device, it sadly stumbled as it was stepping out of the door for the first time. It's a good phone, sure, but it didn't gather as much interest as it should've and its starting...

Which would you get: Essential Phone or OnePlus 5T?

Which would you get: Essential Phone or OnePlus 5T?

posted: 3 days ago, 09:19

The Essential Phone is the first phone to come out of Android co-creator Andy Rubin's new company. His quest is simple (but not easy) — build a flagship-grade smartphone, which gives users all the essential basics with no additional bloat...

The Essential Phone is getting double tap to wake, EIS and Treble for fast updates

The Essential Phone is getting double tap to wake, EIS and Treble for fast updates

posted: 3 days ago, 03:25

The Essential Phone's final Oreo firmware should include the handset in the exclusive club of Google's Project Treble phones, guaranteeing ultrafast updates going forward. In addition, double-tap to...

Essential Phone may have sold 50,000 units according to camera app download numbers

Essential Phone may have sold 50,000 units according to camera app download numbers

posted: 4 days ago, 20:14

Essential Phone may have sold around 50,000 units since its release, a much better number than the amount mentioned in September. The information is based on the number of downloads of Essential's...

Lease the Essential Phone for $6 a month at Sprint

Lease the Essential Phone for $6 a month at Sprint

posted: 09 Dec 2017, 21:31

It's hard to believe that it was just this past January when Andy Rubin, known as "the father of Android," said that he was building a phone to compete against top shelf models like the Apple iPhone and the Google Pixel. The Essential Phone...

Essential Phone gets another update for its Camera app, here is what's new

Essential Phone gets another update for its Camera app, here is what's new

posted: 09 Dec 2017, 09:45

While there don't seem to be any graphics changes, Essential added two new features: YouTube Live 360 support (for Essential 360 Camera) and the option to broadcast Facebook Live 360 on a Facebook page. In a...

Essential Phone's camera is getting an update featuring portrait mode and more

Essential Phone's camera is getting an update featuring portrait mode and more

posted: 29 Nov 2017, 18:17

Essential is continuously improving its first smartphone, and the latest update for it brings enhancements to the dual rear camera...

Essential's VP: at Google, we were bummed that Android has to go 'through the Samsung lens'

Essential's VP: at Google, we were bummed that Android has to go 'through the Samsung lens'

posted: 21 Nov 2017, 05:21

'When I was with the Android team, it was always kind of a bummer that most of the world was experiencing it through the Samsung lens'...

Essential Camera app gets another much needed update, here are all the changes

Essential Camera app gets another much needed update, here are all the changes

posted: 17 Nov 2017, 15:27

The latest update brings 60fps support for mono video recording and improved OTA flow for 360 Camera updates. Early adopters will also notice some minor UI improvements, but also many stability fixes...

OnePlus 5T vs Galaxy S8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 vs HTC U11 price comparison

OnePlus 5T vs Galaxy S8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 vs HTC U11 price comparison

posted: 17 Nov 2017, 07:44

We pit the pricing of OnePlus 5T vs Galaxy S8 vs LG V30 vs Essential vs Pixel 2 XL and other direct Snapdragon 835 competitors to determine if the phone is still a bargain where you live - US, UK, or Europe (Germany,...

Download Android 8 Oreo (beta) on the Essential Phone today

Download Android 8 Oreo (beta) on the Essential Phone today

posted: 14 Nov 2017, 17:58

Essential will probably update its phone with a stable Android 8 Oreo build in the near future...

Essential updates its 360 Camera module with Facebook Live 360 streaming support

Essential updates its 360 Camera module with Facebook Live 360 streaming support

posted: 12 Nov 2017, 19:09

The latest 360 Camera update will now enable you to start a Live 360 broadcast on Facebook. Simply connect the camera to the Essential Phone and tap the 360° Live option or swipe left to select it...

New Essential Phone update enables fingerprint sensor functionality, adds November security patch

New Essential Phone update enables fingerprint sensor functionality, adds November security patch

posted: 08 Nov 2017, 02:59

The latest Essential Phone update doesn't bring anything in terms of new features, but it adds the new November security patch and provides a fix for fingerprint gesture related instabilities....

Best Buy knocks another $50 off the Essential Phone; discount takes the price down to $449.99

Best Buy knocks another $50 off the Essential Phone; discount takes the price down to $449.99

posted: 05 Nov 2017, 12:34

If it's ___day (fill in the blank), it must be time for another price cut for the Essential Phone. This time, big box retailer Best Buy has lopped another $50 off the already discounted...

Reddit AMA reveals that Stellar Gray will be the next color available for the Essential Phone

Reddit AMA reveals that Stellar Gray will be the next color available for the Essential Phone

posted: 02 Nov 2017, 01:19

Every other week, Essential team members have appeared on Reddit to discuss the future of the Essential Phone during an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session. The most recent AMA featured Dave...

Essential Phone receiving another update that improves touch scrolling, adds security patches

Essential Phone receiving another update that improves touch scrolling, adds security patches

posted: 30 Oct 2017, 15:02

The Essential Phone is getting another update, smaller than the previous one, which brings a couple of improvements and some security patches. The firmware version NMJ20D weighs in at 74MB,...

Friends and family code drops the price of the Essential Phone to $299

Friends and family code drops the price of the Essential Phone to $299

posted: 28 Oct 2017, 23:18

About a week ago, we told you that the Essential Phone had received a $200 price cut, dropping the cost of the phone to $499. That 29% drop certainly made the device more affordable. But suppose we told you that...

The Essential Phone gets a substantial price cut mere months after launch

The Essential Phone gets a substantial price cut mere months after launch

posted: 22 Oct 2017, 19:17

Launched not long ago for $699, the Essential Phone is now officially priced at $499 - that's $200 off...

Deal: Buy an unlocked Essential Phone for $100 off

Deal: Buy an unlocked Essential Phone for $100 off

posted: 19 Oct 2017, 08:18

Likely for a limited time, the Essential Phone is priced at $599 instead of $699, but only if you're getting it from Best Buy...

Essential sued over wireless connector technology packed inside the Essential Phone

Essential sued over wireless connector technology packed inside the Essential Phone

posted: 17 Oct 2017, 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...

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