Essential Phone to come in three new, limited edition colors

Essential Essential will release three new color schemes for the PH-1: Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. Each color format is limited edition, and...

Essential Essential will release three new color schemes for the PH-1: Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. Each color format is limited edition, and go on sale at predetermined times this week and next. There are no internal upgrades with these devices, just new exterior coloring. If you’ve been holding off on grabbing an...

Essential shipped fewer than 90,000 Essential Phone units in 2017

Research firm IDC announced that Essential shipped fewer than 90,000 units during its phone’s first six months. IDC did not say how many phones were...

Research firm IDC announced that Essential shipped fewer than 90,000 units during its phone’s first six months. IDC did not say how many phones were sold, but the number is likely less that 88,000. The number points to a mature smartphone market that makes it difficult for a startup to crack into. According to industry...

Deal: Essential Phone with free 4K 360-degree camera (or $50 discount) at Amazon

Amazon When Essential announced that it was permanently dropping the price of the Essential Phone by $200, many opined that it was the death knell...

Amazon When Essential announced that it was permanently dropping the price of the Essential Phone by $200, many opined that it was the death knell of the upstart company. But the company explained that it intends to get the phone into as many hands as possible, as once you actually use the phone, you realize...

Essential Phone gets another major camera update, adds Auto-HDR mode

Things haven’t always gone smoothly for Essential since it entered the smartphone market, but there’s no doubting the quality of its debut product, the Essential...

Things haven’t always gone smoothly for Essential since it entered the smartphone market, but there’s no doubting the quality of its debut product, the Essential Phone (PH-1). Be it hardware or software, the Essential Phone has delivered in almost every department. I say almost because Andy Rubin’s start-up fluffed one key feature: the camera. In...

Essential already rolling out February security update to Essential Phone

  The Essential Phone. AOSP posted the February 2018 security patch yesterday. Now, only one day later, Essential is rolling out a February update that...

  The Essential Phone. AOSP posted the February 2018 security patch yesterday. Now, only one day later, Essential is rolling out a February update that includes that patch. Essential Phones with Sprint SIM cards, however, will have to sideload the update. Only one day after AOSP posted the February 2018 Android Security Bulletin, Essential is...

Essential ditches 8.0 Oreo release, but gives news on 8.1 beta

With Android 8.0 Oreo having been officially released in August last year, for the past few months Android users have been enduring the long wait...

With Android 8.0 Oreo having been officially released in August last year, for the past few months Android users have been enduring the long wait for their phones to receive the update. While it took some time, as we enter the new year, more and more Android owners have been receiving their updates. However, there...

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