Essential finally speeds up its incredibly slow camera app

One of the biggest dings Essential received when reviewers got their hands on the Essential Phone was how slow the camera app is. But today,...

One of the biggest dings Essential received when reviewers got their hands on the Essential Phone was how slow the camera app is. But today, Essential announced a new version of its camera software that gives it a much-needed speed boost. Essential announced the update via its official Twitter account: We released an update to...

UK, France, and Japan residents can now get an Essential Phone

You can now buy products from Essential.com and have them shipped to the U.K., France, and Japan. Canadian residents can also now shop at Essential.com....

You can now buy products from Essential.com and have them shipped to the U.K., France, and Japan. Canadian residents can also now shop at Essential.com. However, there will likely be heavy fees associated with shipping your purchases. The Essential Phone is about a year old, and in that time has only been for sale in two...

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...

The most exciting smartphones coming in first half of 2018

A lot the smartphones to be released in the first half of the year will be exciting, as well as important from a product and...

A lot the smartphones to be released in the first half of the year will be exciting, as well as important from a product and a business perspective. Let’s take a look at what makes a few of them so interesting. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Why will they be exciting/important: The smartphones are...

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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