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Andy Rubin Returns From Leave of Absence at Essential

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Andy Rubin, the founder of Essential Products, was taking a leave of absence from the company for "personal reasons." That worried investors roiled by the launch of the startup's first smartphone, which hasn't been selling well. But the company's backers can rest easy, now: Late last...

Andy Rubin Takes Leave of Absence from Essential as Google Investigation of “Inappropriate” Relationship Emerges

Essential Products, the startup founded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, launched its first product -- the Essential Phone -- to great fanfare earlier this year. But the company's in hot water over a Google investigation that alleges Mr. Rubin, who took a leave of absence for "personal reasons" on Wednesday, carried on an "inappropriate relationship" with...

Summary of Essential’s Reddit AMA: Android Oreo Coming Soon, White Model, Verizon Support, and More

After multiple delays of the Essential Phone, the company was finally able to start shipping their smartphone to those who had pre-ordered. To celebrate the device being made available on Sprint, the team decided to host an AMA (ask me anything) over on Reddit. We've combed through the most popular questions that were answered and...

Essential Phone Delays are Pushing it Dangerously Close to 2017’s Fiercest Competition

Anyone who knows the smartphone market knows that there are two essential release cycles, with one lesser cycle during the course of the year. The first cycle is typically late February until May with the second falling in place in late August through October. Samsung, LG, and HTC typically launch their first flagships in that initial window...

Andy Rubin Talks About the Essential Phone, Essential Home and the Future of the Company

Most Android enthusiasts know who Andy Rubin is and his major achievements throughout his life. This is mainly because he and a team of people created the Android platform, but also because he worked in Google's X division, started his own incubator and recently started his own technology product company. Essential made headlines last month...

Would We Care About the Essential Phone if it Wasn’t for Andy Rubin?

After months of alluding to what’s coming next and an essentially leak-proof operation, Andy Rubin has finally announced what his new company “Essential” is simply calling the Essential Phone, or the PH-1. It has been hard to miss the hype surrounding its announcement day, since virtually every media outlet has been covering this device, including...

Essential Home is Andy Rubin’s Answer to the Google Home and Amazon Echo

The Essential Phone has dominated our morning as it quickly became the new talk of the town. The co-founder of Android launching a flagship smartphone certainly got people interested for many reasons. But the Essential Phone isn't all that Essential Products revealed today. Essential Home is another product that was announced today by Essential Products. Essential...

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is Now Official

You may not have heard of Essential Products or the Essential Phone before today, but there's a good chance you know who Andy Rubin is. He is famous for co-founding Android Inc. in 2003 and laying the foundation of what is now the world's most popular OS. So when Andy Rubin creates a smartphone through...

Andy Rubin’s Company ‘Essential’ to Launch New Android Smartphone On May 30th

Andy Rubin, one of the co-founders of Android, is set to announce a new Android smartphone this month. Rubin worked at Google for nine years before finally leaving the company in 2014 to launch a start-up called Essential. Back in March, Rubin teased a bezel-less smartphone that their team has been working on. It was...

Android Creator Andy Rubin Said to Launch AI-Focused, Bezel-less Premium Smartphone

It's been over two years since Andy Rubin left Google, and now the creator of Android himself is planning to release his new take on smartphones and the future of computing platforms through the high-stakes industry of consumer hardware.With a company named "Essential Products Inc" registered under his name and 40-some employees, Andy Rubin's smartphone...