Essential today released the first beta build of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Essential Phone. The Essential Phone runs on a stock build of Android and the Oreo experience on the device is not going to be any different.
Essential has announced that it will offer a free unit of the Essential Phone to customers who were recently part of an internal company deficiency, resulting in 70 users having their private data shared with a handful of other customers.
The Essential Phone, a brand new smartphone with an edge-to-edge display design from the Essential company, has been a long time coming.
After a couple of months of delay, Andy Rubin’s Essential confirmed that it would start shipping the Essential Phone to customers who pre-ordered it from later this week. Now, with the phone also hitting Sprint stores, the first batch of Essential Phone reviews are also out.
After months of delay, Andy Rubin’s Essential has finally provided customers who pre-ordered the handset with a confirmed shipped date. The email from Essential says that their pre-ordered Essential Phone is ready and will be shipped out to them within 7 days.
It is going to be almost three months since Andy Rubin unveiled the Essential Phone. While the phone was supposed to go on sale after a month of its unveiling, the promised time frame came and went by with no word from the company.
Essential, a smartphone startup founded by ex-Googler Andy Rubin, is going through a tumultuous time even before the product is released. The company’s head of UX, Liron Damir, has apparently left Essential and joined Google to lead the Google Home design team. The Essential Phone, as it is known, packs a pretty attractive hardware specs sheet, and a design to rival even the best in the industry.
The Essential Phone from Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone was supposed to have shipped to customers who pre-ordered it by now. However, after its unveiling, Essential has essentially been silent about their phone and its shipping time. The phone was initially supposed to ship within a month of its unveiling.
Back in May, Andy Rubin’s new company, Essential, unveiled the Essential Phone — their first smartphone, which features minimized bezels and Android on board.
Earlier today, Andy Rubin and his new company, Essential, officially took the wraps off their first flagship smartphone, aptly known as the Essential Phone.