Sharp has silently listed a smartphone with notch similar to that of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone on China's JD.com. The Sharp Aquos S3 is now listed on the e-commerce platform with a retail price of RMB 1,599 (around Rs 16,000), which means it is a mid-range device with design of a premium model. With the
Android 8.1 Oreo has officially started rolling out for Essential Phone, less than a month after the company released a beta version of the software. "Essential is making good on a promise and rolling out an official Android 8.1 update to the PH-1. It has seen quite a few updates since its debut but major
At the MWC 2018, Vivo teased the Apex concept smartphone, which if reports are to be believed will be launched in China today. Besides the in-display fingerprint sensor, which can be activated by touching anywhere on the bottom of the screen, the audio coming out of the screen, another highlight of the concept smartphone is
Essential Phone's camera is one of the highlights of the premium smartphone, which remains exclusive to a few markets. As part of a new update to the Essential Camera app, a number of features have been introduced, including the addition of the selfie flash, and a new mode. The Essential Camera app version 0.1.097.006 is
Essential, a new hardware startup from Android creator Andy Rubin, is not particularly off to a great start. IDC Research Director claimed that the company managed to sold only around 90,000 units of Essential Phone since its launch. But that has not deterred the company from launching new variants of the model. At the time
A new variant of Essential Phone has been launched with built-in Alexa (Amazon's virtual personal assistant), offering an alternative to Google Assistant that is already available on all other variants. "Just one day after unveiling three fresh colour variants of the Essential Phone, the company announced yet another new version of the handset. Called 'Halo
After testing the Android 8.0 Oreo for a couple of months, Essential has decided to directly move to the Android 8.1 Oreo update for PH-1. This may sound fishy, but it s only good news for the users. Basically, Essential Phone users will be going to the latest version without any extra wait time or
The Essential PH-1 smartphone although limited in terms of availability, is known for its powerful set of specifications and design as well. Essential recently rolled out Android Oreo beta for the PH-1 smartphone, and the company has now provided more information on new features arriving on the device. Through a Reddit AMA session conducted by
Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's all-new monster electric truck today as the billionaire entrepreneur looks to make a dent in the transportation industry. Apple's iPhone X is back in stock on Airtel's online store, meanwhile Lenovo, Vivo, and Honor teased their new and upcoming products today. As the day and the week draws to a close, here's a look at the news stories which made top headlines.
Lenovo has launched two new entry-level tablets. Called Lenovo Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential, both the tablets come with a 7-inch display. The Lenovo Tab 7 is priced at $80 (Rs 5,200 approximately), whereas the Tab 7 Essential is priced at $100 (Rs 6,500 approximately). Both tablets are available on Lenovo s official website in black and white color variants.
Andy Rubin's company recently announced a price drop of its Essential PH-1 smartphone. Launched in May at $699 (approximately Rs 45,000), the smartphone s price was reduced to $499 (approximately Rs 32,500). This offer is currently valid for interested users who register for the smartphone before November 15. As for those who already purchased the Essential PH-1, they are entitled to a $200 Friends & Family code.
Essential Phone, which went on sale a few months ago, has received a permanent price cut of $200 (approximately Rs 13,000).
Coincidentally or not, as the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL have started to ship, Andy Rubin s company has slashed the prices of its Essential Phone. Only available in the US as of now, the Essential PH-1, which was launched at $699 (Rs 45,000 approximately) two months ago, has received a price cut, and is now available for $499 (Rs 32,500). Also, if you purchased an Essential Phone before October 22, the company is offering a $200 Friends & Family code, to use towards a new Essential Phone or Essential 360 Camera.
Andy Rubin is essentially in trouble. A few days ago, the company sent out emails to people who pre-booked the Essential phone, asking for a copy of their driver s license, ostensibly to verify their address in an attempt to prevent fraud. Dozens of customers replied with their personal information, but those emails didn t just go to Essential; they went out to everybody who had received the original email. That means that an unknown number of Essential customers are now in possession of each other s drivers license, birth date, and address information. That is a colossal screw up, and CEO Andy Rubin realizes that.
The wait is over, and Google has finally announced Android Oreo. Not surprisingly, Google s own Nexus and Pixel devices are among the first to receive the latest Android operating system. In case you're wondering when devices from other companies will get the latest update, Google has hinted at a possible timeline.
The Essential PH-1 is finally available for purchase, well, only in the US though. Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android created quite a buzz with the launch of the Essential Phone. However, the buzz was short lived as the company failed to meet its earlier availability time for June. The smartphone is now available for users to purchase via Essential s official website, Amazon, Best Buy and Sprint. The smartphone is priced at $699 which rounds off to approximately Rs 44,900.
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone managed to bring the wow factor to smartphones when it was unveiled earlier this year. However, despite assuring users that the devices would start shipping by the end of June, there is still no sign of the Essential Phones. Essential President Niccolo De Masi promised that the availability date will be revealed next week, and now Andy Rubin is teasing the device further by sharing production photos. The images are not elaborate nor do they mention the availability date, but Rubin assures that mass production is under way and the smartphones will be arriving soon.
Andy Rubin, the founder of Android and Essential, has managed to raise $300 million in funding during the first round. The funding comes from some of the big names in the world of tech like Amazon, Tencent, Foxconn, and more. Essential is one of the newest entrants in the smartphone space after being conceptualized and set up by Andy Rubin, the once co-founder of Android at Google. The smartphone was finally unveiled earlier this year though it is yet to go up on sale in the US.
American technology company Essential Products has announced that its new smartphone will be available soon and has now got the backing of Amazon and Chinese investment holding company Tencent. "We are in full mass production, ramping up to deliver your Essential Phone. Find out where you can get yours next week!" Andy Rubin, who established Essential Phone startup, tweeted.
Andy Rubin unveiled the Essential Phone towards the end of May, and following the current flagship trend, the smartphone comes with dual rear cameras. One of the sensors is the standard RGB sensor, while the other is a monochrome sensor. Both the sensors work together to create the final image. Essential Phone was supposed to ship out in a 30-day period post launch, but there was no word from the company. June went by and so has July (well, almost), and the Essential Phone is still not available. But the company has come forward and has attributed the delay to improvisations on the camera.