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.
Andy Rubin, the creator of Android who launched his own Essential PH-1 (Essential Phone)smartphone appears to be finally ready to ship the device. When launched in May, Rubin promised the Essential Phone will be available to customers in 30 days. However, that did not happen. Now, it seems the company is confident about the second launch window as it has tweeted about the availability of the smartphone in the 'a few weeks'.
Andy Rubin s Essential company launched its first smartphone in May this year, called the PH-1. While there have been reports about delay in shipments to customers in the US, it appears that the company is already working on a new smartphone.
Android Co-founder Andy Rubin's startup has begun to see a fall out even before it could gain a significant market share. Brian Wallace, who held the position of Vice President of marketing at Essential has quit the company. Wallace exit comes after another senior executive also left the company.
Andy Rubin s Essential PH-1 Phone launched last month, and since then, we've not heard much about it. The company last pre-registered for its pre-sale, and Andy Rubin at the Code Conference 2017 announced that the Essential PH-1 will start shipping later this month. The smartphone has now been certified by the FCC in the US, and therefore, we expect the device to go on sale soon.
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone has been the talk of the town, all thanks to its edge-to-edge display, a ceramic back and a Titanium material body. The Essential PH-1 is now up for pre-orders in the US at a base price of $699 (Rs 44,900 approximately). It will be available in four colors Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, and Ocean Depths. However, only the Pure White and the Black Moon color variants are up for pre-order. The phone is expected to begin shipping by the end of June.
The father of Android is on a spree to take on his own creations it seems. Andy Rubin, the man behind the world s most popular mobile OS, last week introduced his first smartphone called the Essential Phone. Powered with Qualcomm s latest 835 SoC and a semi-modular design, it takes on the existing line of Android flagship smartphones with its Ambient OS which in Rubin s own words is as open as the Android OS. While we are yet to see how well the gorgeous-looking smartphone does actually fare in the consumer market, an old patent filed by Essential Products Inc has unearthed giving a peek into Rubin s future projects that include a Google Glass-like wearable.
Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android mobile operating system, earlier this week introduced the Essential line up of products, which includes a top-end smartphone and smart home assistant speaker among others. While the price details of the smartphone, Essential PH1, were already announced, Andy Rubin has now provided information on when the smartphone will actually hit the shelves.
Andy Rubin, the father of Android, has launched a new smartphone called PH-1 under his new company -- Essential. Running on Android, the Essential PH-1 is a flagship smartphone equipped with top-of-the-line specifications. Pre-bookings for the smartphone have already started, but as of now, its only in the US. Considering the price point and specifications, the Essential PH-1 will take on flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. We compared all three smartphones based on their price specifications and features, and here s how they fare.