Google asked Andy Rubin to quit for being a sex pest
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But still gave him a hero’s farewell and a pile of cash

The creator of Android, Andy Rubin, was asked to leave Google for being a sex pest, but the search engine did its best to pretend everything was great.

Essential says a third of its staff not essential
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Andy Rubin’s post-Android dream appears to be a nightmare

A start-up founded by the creator of Android has laid off about a third of its staff.

Essential phones available in parts of Europe
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UK, France, Japan, and Canada

We got a note from the nice people at Essential  that PH1 phone and accessories are swarming over some parts of Europe, Canada and Japan too.

Essential promises better camera
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Monday, 09 April 2018 17:43

Essential promises better camera


The one after PH-1

Andy Rubin’s unicorn startup, the one that carriers the Essential name, has promised a better camera for the successor to the PH-1.

Essential PH1 Android 8.1 beta OTA arrives
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Friday, 23 February 2018 12:06

Essential PH1 Android 8.1 beta OTA arrives


All new colors shipping  

Essential - the phone launched by Andy Ruben and a bunch of other ex-Googlers has launched three new colors and announced Oreo Android 8.1 OTA beta too.

Android inventor planning smartphone business
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Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:27

Android inventor planning smartphone business


Return to the industry

The bloke credited with inventing Android is about to get back into the mobile industry with a smartphone company of his own.

Thursday, 14 March 2013 09:08

Android boss Andy Rubin steps down



Quitting while ahead?