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Deal: Buy the Essential Phone and get $99 headphones for free!

Deal: Buy the Essential Phone and get $99 headphones for free!

posted: 15 Jun 2018, 10:13

Essential wants to sell you their Essential Phone, and they will throw in a nice pair of headphones for free...

Essential updates their camera app with improved photo organization and more!

Essential updates their camera app with improved photo organization and more!

posted: 13 Jun 2018, 20:59

Essential has made more improvements to their camera application...

No, the iPhone X wasn't first to market with a notch, but neither was the Essential Phone (poll results)

No, the iPhone X wasn't first to market with a notch, but neither was the Essential Phone (poll results)

posted: 08 Jun 2018, 04:34

Love it or leave it, notches are here to stay, it seems, at least until Apple decides to change its top bezel protrusion design that debuted on the iPhone X. There is no denying...

Essential Phone updated with MQA support for top-notch sound quality

Essential Phone updated with MQA support for top-notch sound quality

posted: 07 Jun 2018, 16:42

Essential announced that its smartphone is now tuned and calibrated to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) for high-quality sound. MQA is a new method of unpacking songs that gives a lossless audio experience...

Essential Phone gets updated directly to Android P Beta 1

Essential Phone gets updated directly to Android P Beta 1

posted: 06 Jun 2018, 21:22

According to Essential, the update contains the June security patch, the latest Google Android P code integration, improved adaptive brightness range, and increased stability...

Essential Phone gets more improvements via Camera app update

Essential Phone gets more improvements via Camera app update

posted: 01 Jun 2018, 12:07

The latest update make it even easier to share pictures or videos as a Snapshot, Pano, or Tiny Planet. Moreover, Essential Phone users can turn 360 photos into short Panoramic or Tiny Planet animations...

Essential confirms 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of security patches for the PH-1

Essential confirms 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of security patches for the PH-1

posted: 29 May 2018, 15:47

Essential confirmed recently that its first smartphone will receive major Android OS updates for two years, and three years of security patches...

Essential Phone receives update to the Android P Developer Preview to exterminate some bugs

Essential Phone receives update to the Android P Developer Preview to exterminate some bugs

posted: 27 May 2018, 21:51

The Essential Phone is one of the Android handsets that supports the Android P Developer Preview. And on Friday, the company announced that it was pushing out an update to the Developer Preview...

Andy Rubin's email to Essential employees leaks; company is not shutting down but could be sold

Andy Rubin's email to Essential employees leaks; company is not shutting down but could be sold

posted: 25 May 2018, 15:01

Yesterday, we told you that Andy Rubin's Essential Products had reportedly cancelled development of the next Essential phone while the company is said to be up for sale. A tweet from...

Essential cancels next phone

Essential cancels next phone

posted: 25 May 2018, 02:44

Essential, the company that created the first phone with an edge-to-edge screen and a notch, has cancelled the Essential Phone 2 and the company is instead now focused on seeking a buyer...

Essential might be up for sale, but Andy Rubin suggests its next product will be

Essential might be up for sale, but Andy Rubin suggests its next product will be "game-changing"

posted: 24 May 2018, 20:58

While Andy Rubin is seemingly thinking of selling Essential, the company is working on new products, including mobile devices...

New Essential Phone camera app update improves photo capture speed

New Essential Phone camera app update improves photo capture speed

posted: 04 May 2018, 06:37

The most important change is the speed with which the camera can capture photos. Essential says the latest update should further improve animations, as well as photo capture speed across all camera modes, including Burst...

Essential Phone is now officially available in five more countries

Essential Phone is now officially available in five more countries

posted: 27 Apr 2018, 16:59

Official stores are now opened in five more countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK. There are some special terms and conditions that apply when you buy the Essential Phone from these countries, as well as...

Pick up the Essential Phone from Amazon for only $399.99

Pick up the Essential Phone from Amazon for only $399.99

posted: 15 Apr 2018, 15:00

Last month, the Essential Phone was discounted at Best Buy, offered at a price of $450. Now, the price of Andy Rubin's high-end handset has been reduced to $399.99 at Amazon. That is $100 or 20% off Amazon's pre-sale price of $499.99....

Latest update for Essential Phone allows users to customize use of the notch area

Latest update for Essential Phone allows users to customize use of the notch area

posted: 08 Apr 2018, 22:44

Just the other day, we told you that the Essential Phone received an update to Android 8.1 (build 141). Besides the latest version of Android and the April security patch, the update includes "Essential...

Essential Phone sequel to have a much better camera, company promises

Essential Phone sequel to have a much better camera, company promises

posted: 07 Apr 2018, 12:17

The dual camera simply failed to deliver, while the camera app was a total disaster at launch. Even though the latter has been consistently improved since the smartphone's launch, people remain with the impression...

Essential Phone getting new Android 8.1 Oreo update with April security patch

Essential Phone getting new Android 8.1 Oreo update with April security patch

posted: 06 Apr 2018, 14:22

The OTA (over the air) rollout has already begun, so you should see a notification on your Essential Phone soon. If not, try to push it manually by heading to Settings / About Phone / Software update...

Deal: Amazon sells the Essential Phone with free USB Type-C earphones ($99 value)

Deal: Amazon sells the Essential Phone with free USB Type-C earphones ($99 value)

posted: 20 Mar 2018, 15:00

The Essential Phone is now priced at $449, and Amazon even offers free high-quality earphones with it...

Essential Phone price slashed: get it for $450 with a $25 gift card

Essential Phone price slashed: get it for $450 with a $25 gift card

posted: 20 Mar 2018, 05:44

The Essential Phone is now on sale at Best Buy for just $450 with a $25 gift card, the best deal ever on the phone...

Essential Phone is finally being updated to Android Oreo

Essential Phone is finally being updated to Android Oreo

posted: 13 Mar 2018, 13:04

A full Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Essential Phone is being publicly released today, after weeks of delays...

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