Essential

When Essential shut down last month, the company gave us a look at the tall and skinny Gem phone that it had been working on prior to closing. Now a...
4 months 3 weeks ago
Today Essential announced that it was shutting down and ending support for its Essential Phone. Before it completely disappears, though, the company...
6 months 1 day ago
Pour one out for Essential. Essential announced today that the company will shut down. The security update released earlier this month for the...
6 months 1 day ago
Google's Pixel phones aren't the only devices getting the new February 2020 security update today. The Essential Phone is now getting an update to...
6 months 1 week ago
Google's Pixel phones aren't the only Android devices getting the December 2019 security update today. The Essential Phone is now receiving an update...
8 months 1 week ago
After hinting earlier this year that a new phone from Essential could be announced soon, CEO Andy Rubin may have just given us our first glimpse at...
10 months 1 week ago
The same day that Google sent out the October 2019 security update to its Pixel phones, Essential is doing the same with its device. The Essential...
10 months 1 week ago
Earlier this year, Essential CEO Andy Rubin hinted that his company could be working on a new device. We didn't hear much more about the product in...
10 months 3 weeks ago
Essential is one of the fastest companies when it comes to pushing out Android security updates, and it looks like that speed extends to major...
11 months 1 week ago
New month, new Android security updates. The August 2019 Android security updates are now rolling out to Google's Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a,...
1 year 1 week ago
Today Google released the July 2019 Android security update and began pushing it out to Pixel phones. But those aren't the only devices getting the...
1 year 1 month ago
We haven't heard much from Essential lately, but the company could have an announcement to make soon. Essential CEO Andy Rubin has teased that his...
1 year 2 months ago
As bezels shrink on our smartphones (and tablets), the benefits are pretty obvious just by looking at the devices. We get a lot more screen real...
1 year 11 months ago
Wireless carriers aren't shy about their desire to get you to switch. The marketing is built to convince you that whatever other wireless service you...
2 years 1 month ago
Last year, Essential introduced the world to the first smartphone with a notch. Soon after, Apple welcomed the iPhone X, which has a decidedly larger...
2 years 2 months ago
Earlier this week I had a plan to write up a "what if" article regarding the Essential Phone 2. It was going to be all about modular designs, and how...
2 years 2 months ago
I recently wrote up about Vivo's concept phone, the Apex, and asked whether or not you want a pop-up camera in your phone. Vivo has an interesting...
2 years 5 months ago
The Essential Phone is an interesting device. It's a handset that's designed to be the hub for a lot of different products, especially through its...
2 years 5 months ago
The year started out pretty strong thanks to Samsung. The company wasn't the first to introduce a smartphone with a minimized bezel design, but it...
2 years 7 months ago
The smartphone market is tough to break into right now. It’s oversaturated with hundreds of options, and without much wiggle room to stray from the...
2 years 9 months ago

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