February 13, 2020 9:09 am
Essential Products Inc, a smartphone startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, has shut down. The company said it “made the difficult decision to cease operations.”
October 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Although Pichai didn't directly address the allegations against Rubin and other executives, he conceded the Times story "was difficult to read" and did not dispute it.
April 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Essential has acknowledged that its first-generation flagship smartphone had a lackluster camera.
February 19, 2018 11:18 am
Essential Phone has been launched in a new "Halo Gray" colour option. The smartphone will be exclusive to Amazon and will arrive with the Alexa app pre-installed.
November 30, 2017 11:29 am
Andy Rubin, Essential's CEO takes leave from the company following reports of past behavior. -
October 23, 2017 4:37 pm
It is possible that Essential is having trouble in selling its debut phone in large numbers, but the company hasn't shared sales numbers.
October 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products Inc, a smartphone startup founded by Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android OS, accusing it of theft of trade secrets
August 10, 2017 11:11 am
Amazon.com has joined Tencent Holdings Ltd. and the main assembler of iPhones in backing Essential Products Inc, the startup co-founded by Android-creator Andy Rubin that’s getting ready to sell a new smartphone.
June 02, 2017 6:20 pm
Andy Rubin, the father of Android, thinks he can make a better product than Google Glass. Android co-founder's new company Essential Inc may be looking to create a pair of smart glasses similar to Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles
May 31, 2017 12:57 pm
Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone is a premium one with a Titanium body, an edge-to-edge bezel-less display, and the option of adding a 360-degree camera. Here's how it compares against Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, which are the top-end smartphones