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Andy Rubin


Essential, the phone company started by Android founder Andy Rubin, shuts down

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.”

Google reveals 48 employees fired for sexual harassment

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.

Essential Phone 2 to come with a better camera, confirms company

April 08, 2018 1:19 pm

Essential has acknowledged that its first-generation flagship smartphone had a lackluster camera.

Essential Phone 'Halo Gray' colour option launched with Amazon Alexa built-in

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.

Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential as Google report surfaces

November 30, 2017 11:29 am

Andy Rubin, Essential's CEO takes leave from the company following reports of past behavior. -

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone gets $200 price cut in the US, now costs $499

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. 

Android co-creator Andy Rubin's startup being sued by iPod co-developer

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

Amazon is now an investor in Android creator Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone

August 10, 2017 11:11 am 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.

Andy Rubin's Essential looking to make Google Glass-like smart glasses, reveals patent

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

Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 smartphone: How it stacks against Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S8+

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