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Essential Products Receives $300 Million in Funding from Amazon and Tencent

When Andy Rubin left Google, he wasn't sure about what to do next. The man ended up founding an incubator called Playground Global back in 2015 which received investments from the likes of Google, HP, Foxconn, Redpoint Ventures, Seagate Technology and others. During his time there, he worked on various pieces of technology and then started work...

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...

Essential Raises $300 Million, Upstart Valued at Almost $1 Billion

Essential, a startup run by Andy Rubin, added $300 million to its fund and is now valued almost $1 billion. The first batch of Essential Phones is about to ship to first customers. Ex-Googler and former Android head, Andy Rubin, announced the first Essential device last week. a smartphone in the same tier as the Samsung...

Essential will (Essentially) Support all 4 Major U.S. Carriers, will ship with New Virtual Assistant in June

Yesterday was a big day for Andy Rubin and his team over at Essential Products. The company announced a new smartphone called the Essential Phone, a new virtual assistant for the home called Essential Home, and even a new operating system that is being used in Essential Home. We talked about these big announcements as...

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...