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Carl Pei’s Nothing now owns the Essential brand (Update: Pei confirms)

Update: Carl Pei has confirmed that Nothing now owns Essential's trademarks.
Jon FingasFebruary 17, 2021
 

Former Essential team to offer privacy-focused products in 2021

Software and hardware could both be on the cards but the focus will remain on privacy.
Andy WalkerNovember 17, 2020
 

Former Essential employees are building a startup called OSOM Products

The band is getting back together, minus its most problematic member.
Igor BonifacicSeptember 3, 2020
 

Essential to shut down, February update for Essential Phone to be the last

The company, started by Andy Rubin, released just one commercial smartphone.
C. Scott BrownFebruary 12, 2020
 

What was the biggest tech fail of 2019? (Poll of the Week)

What do you think deserves the Biggest Tech Fail of 2019 title?
Jimmy WestenbergDecember 23, 2019
 

Andy Rubin exits a venture capital firm he founded, possibly related to scandals

There's no evidence that his exit had anything to do with past controversies, but it does seem suspicious.
C. Scott BrownOctober 11, 2019
 

What the hell is this new phone from Essential’s Andy Rubin? (Update)

Essential has since confirmed that it's indeed behind a rather different take on the mobile phone.
Eric ZemanOctober 9, 2019
 

Essential is going to make an announcement, per reclusive Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin has been very quiet since October, but today he gave Essential Phone fans something new to hope for.
C. Scott BrownJune 11, 2019
 

May 2019 security patch now rolling out to Pixel and Essential devices

The patch doesn't include functional updates for Pixel phones.
Williams PelegrinMay 6, 2019
 

Patent filing looks like an Essential Phone 2 (Update: false alarm!)

Last we heard, there wouldn't be an Essential Phone 2, but this patent filing tells a different story.
C. Scott BrownFebruary 15, 2019
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