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Andy Rubin, the Android creator accused of sexual misconduct, quietly left his venture firm Playground with a $9 million exit package, according to a ...

The $9 million payout comes in addition to the $90 million Google paid Rubin upon his departure in 2014 following allegations of sexual misconduct.

As the much-hyped startup Essential runs into troubles, a smaller company called OnePlus shows the right way to compete with Apple and Samsung

OnePlus faced harsher odds than Essential, and yet it's selling way more smartphones than Essential.
Essential founder Andy Rubin.

Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is reportedly working on a new smartphone that can text for you

Andy Rubin's Essential startup is reportedly working on a new smartphone that would perform tasks without any instruction from the user, Bloomberg reports. The phone would use artificial intelligence to text or schedule appointments on your behalf.

Google apologizes for accidentally changing settings on some people’s smartphones without their knowledge or consent

It might have been an accident, but it raises the question of what kind of control Google has over people's smartphones.

The new smartphone from OnePlus will fix one of the most annoying ‘features’ of recent smartphones

OnePlus is bringing the fingerprint sensor back to the front of its upcoming phones.

There’s no longer an excuse for late Android updates: If this tiny smartphone company can support Android P on the same day as Google, so can ev...

The Essential Phone got the latest version of Android P before everyone else except Google itself — there's no longer any excuse for late Android updates.

Google’s next version of Android is starting to come out, but it’s a weird situation and you probably can’t get it anyway

Android 9.0, dubbed "Pie," started to roll out on Monday. However, it only has a few features that Google announced, and the rest will come later. And you can only get it on Google Pixel phones and the Essential phone, at least at first.

Android phones everywhere are copying the iPhone X’s signature design, and it looks like Google’s next Pixel phone will do the same

A year ago, smartphones with a notch didn't exist, aside for the Essential Phone. But ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone X, we've seen plenty of Android phones adopting the notch. LG, Huawei, OnePlus, and others have adopted the notch, and so is Google's next Pixel phone.

For $250, the gorgeous Essential Phone is the best bargain for any smartphone on Amazon Prime Day

You could get a budget or mid-range phone, or the high-end and beautiful Essential Phone for $250.
Essential founder Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin, the father of Android, has reportedly cancelled his next big smartphone and might sell the company after raising $300 million

Essential, the hardware startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, is reportedly looking to sell itself and has canceled plans for its next big smartphone, according to a new Bloomberg report.