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Essential Phone is an even bigger steal for $400 on Amazon

It's a long way down from its initial $700 price tag, and Essential has been serving up frequent updates.
by Hadlee Simons1 week ago

Essential Phone on Sprint now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update

The update brings the Sprint version of the Essential Phone in line with the unlocked version and features bug fixes, security patches, and more.
by Williams Pelegrin2 weeks ago

Essential Phone grabs Bluetooth 5 support, April security patch in latest update (Updated)

Update: The Essential Phone's latest OTA also includes a specific notch-related improvement.
by Jimmy Westenberg2 weeks ago

Essential promises that its second phone’s camera will not be hot garbage

Essential has vowed that the Essential Phone's successor will deliver the goods in the camera department.
by Williams Pelegrin2 weeks ago

Deal: $50 off Essential Phone with an added $25 Best Buy gift card

Get an unlocked Essential Phone in Black Moon color for $449 — a good $50 cheaper than list price. Plus, get an additional $25 Best Buy gift card.
by C. Scott BrownMarch 20, 2018

Stable Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to the Essential Phone

If you own an Essential Phone, be sure to check for a software update, as a stable Android 8.1 Oreo build is rolling out to your device right now.
by C. Scott BrownMarch 13, 2018

Essential Phone’s camera app keeps getting better

The new app improvements include a selfie flash, stability fixes, and tiny planet mode.
by Duncan ElderFebruary 27, 2018

Essential Phone owners can now get Android Oreo beta updates via OTA

You don't have to sideload Android Oreo beta updates to your Essential Phone anymore — you can now get them via over-the-air updates.
by Mitja RutnikFebruary 22, 2018

Essential Phone to come in three new, limited edition colors (Update)

If you're quick, you might be able to get your hands on an Essential Phone in one of three new color configurations — Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black.
by C. Scott BrownFebruary 16, 2018

Android 8.1 Oreo beta update available for Essential Phone

Essential skipped Android 8.0, choosing to go directly to Android 8.1. For the members of Essential's beta program, the 8.1 beta update is ready for download!
by C. Scott BrownFebruary 14, 2018
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