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Android creator Andy Rubin's new phone has a radical design

09 Oct 2019

Android creator Andy Rubin's new phone has a radical design

After seeing smartphones in a range of designs and form factors (including the foldable ones), Essential, the company started by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, has set out to bring 'Project Gem'.

All you need to know about Google Android Q

08 May 2019

All you need to know about Google Android Q

Android Q, Google's new mobile OS, will arrive as a significant update over the existing Android 9 Pie version.

Samsung follows the 'notch trend', reveals new display designs

08 Nov 2018

Samsung follows the 'notch trend', reveals new display designs

After staying away from notches for more than a year, Samsung is finally giving in to the trend.

This AI phone by Android creator can mimic your behavior

13 Oct 2018

This AI phone by Android creator can mimic your behavior

Android creator Andy Rubin's start-up, Essential Products, is reportedly working on a smartphone that will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to mimic users and will have the ability to respond to texts on a user's behalf.

Google Pixel 3, 3 XL are design disappointments. Why?

21 Sep 2018

Google Pixel 3, 3 XL are design disappointments. Why?

On October 9, Google will launch its latest batch of smartphones - the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

OPPO reinvents the notch for its F9 Pro, F9 smartphones

09 Aug 2018

OPPO reinvents the notch for its F9 Pro, F9 smartphones

While the Essential Phone, back in March 2017, may have introduced us to the concept of a notch, the iPhone X popularized it as a mainstay.

OnePlus 6 receives Android P Beta 2: Details here

17 Jun 2018

OnePlus 6 receives Android P Beta 2: Details here

OnePlus has now started to release Android P Beta 2, the latest version of the developer preview, for OnePlus 6.

Android creator Andy Rubin's smartphone brand Essential up for sale

25 May 2018

Android creator Andy Rubin's smartphone brand Essential up for sale

According to reports, Android creator Andy Rubin is trying to sell his smartphone brand Essential.

Envisioned the notch design before iPhone X came out: LG

05 May 2018

Envisioned the notch design before iPhone X came out: LG

LG has unveiled its latest flagship G7 ThinkQ smartphone at an official showcase event in Seoul.

OnePlus 6 to have glossy black back panel, possibly ceramic

24 Apr 2018

OnePlus 6 to have glossy black back panel, possibly ceramic

OnePlus has released another teaser regarding the OnePlus 6 that reveals it will sport an all-new black back panel.

Our next smartphone will offer a better camera, says Essential

08 Apr 2018

Our next smartphone will offer a better camera, says Essential

While the Andy Rubin-backed Essential did impress us with its modern looks and the trend setting notch, it disappointed many because of its poor camera.

It's official: OnePlus 6 will have a notch

29 Mar 2018

It's official: OnePlus 6 will have a notch

Concerned about the substantial criticism of the notch design that was popularized by the iPhone X, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has come out to not only confirm that the company's upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone will feature a notch, but also to justify its existence.

iPhone 8's glass back will be a nightmare to fix

24 Sep 2017

iPhone 8's glass back will be a nightmare to fix

Apple's iPhone 8 was recently taken apart by iFixit, a firm which sells repair parts and helps consumers fix their tech products.

Can Apple find a way to "dazzle" with iPhone 8?

21 Aug 2017

Can Apple find a way to "dazzle" with iPhone 8?

Amid growing competition from Xiaomi, Oppo, and Huawei, Apple and Samsung are desperately seeking a wow factor to overcome challenges to fend off Chinese players' threat.

Kiss Connectivity: The new wireless data transfer technology

18 Aug 2017

Kiss Connectivity: The new wireless data transfer technology

We've been using cables to transfer huge data between mobile phones over the years, though it isn't very efficient.

Android's founder first device "Essential" is apparently a Spigen property

04 Jun 2017

Android's founder first device "Essential" is apparently a Spigen property

Andy Rubin's new company Essential, which recently showcased their first device, regarded as a flagship killer, has managed to hit its first roadblock.

All the tech-y things you might have missed this week

04 Jun 2017

All the tech-y things you might have missed this week

This week in technology was spent mostly on malware; we started off with "Judy" infecting 3.65 crore users in Google Play Store and ended with the news of Fireball turning 2.5 crore Indian computers into zombies.

Rubin's 'Essential' is essentially what we nerds were waiting for

31 May 2017

Rubin's 'Essential' is essentially what we nerds were waiting for

Android is immensely popular, reportedly it powers 2 billion devices worldwide, therefore, there shouldn't be any doubt that when the mastermind behind Android itself comes out with a smartphone it'll be nothing less than "Essential."