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Essential Phone release date and carrier support detailed

Essential Phone release date and carrier support detailed

This week Andy Rubin (co-founder of Android) and crew revealed the Essential Phone (with Android inside). They revealed the device with a few details early on in the day, then held a press conference later in the day with a few details on how and when the device would be made available. While the smartphone with Android and a Qualcomm processor under the hood can potentially work with most mobile carriers in the United States, the actual real-world situation is a bit more complicated.

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5 big things Andy Rubin just told us about the Essential Phone

5 big things Andy Rubin just told us about the Essential Phone

When the "Father of Android" says he's building a new smartphone, people sit up and pay attention, so it's fair to say Andy Rubin's Essential Phone has got us interested. Unveiled today, the handset may run Android - though also help debut a new OS that will feature on a smart home hub among other things - but what's really grabbed attention is its design. Rubin himself took to the stage at the Code Conference today, Essential Phone in hand, and took the opportunity to clear up a few questions about the project.

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6 Essential Phone details that make Andy Rubin’s device unique

6 Essential Phone details that make Andy Rubin’s device unique

Today the cofounder of Android revealed a new device called Essential Phone - and we're running down the details. This device is a smartphone running Android, it has front and back-facing cameras, and it has a big touchscreen display. Outside of that, there's a bunch of details that are easy to get excited about, as they're aiming to be everything the average Android phone - or iPhone - really isn't.

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Essential Home revealed to take on Amazon Echo and Google’s assistant

Essential Home revealed to take on Amazon Echo and Google’s assistant

With the reveal of the Essential Phone, Android cofounder Andy Rubin announced the Essential Home. This is a device - part of an ecosystem of devices in the future - which runs a smart home. While the company hasn't said so directly, this device looks to take on already existing systems like Amazon Echo with Alexa and Google's assistant in Google Home.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone breaks all the rules

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone breaks all the rules

Three years after leaving Google's Android division behind, Andy Rubin is back in the smartphone business. Today his company, Essential, revealed its first phone, the Essential PH-1. Otherwise known simply as the Essential Phone, this new device wants to shake up the way smartphones are made and marketed, simplifying some things while improving others.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential phone details begin to spill

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone details begin to spill

The man who created Android just showed the corner of a smartphone his new company will be releasing in the near future. This is not a detail leak, it’s a calculated preview, revealed to the world just as Samsung is set to reveal their own next flagship smartphone. Today we’re looking at the details we’ve been able to gather thus far - including several hidden in the image Rubin shared just now.

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