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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.

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.

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.
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.

Android creator Andy Rubin is back at his phone startup after allegations of an ‘inappropriate’ relationship at Google

Android creator and Essential CEO Andy Rubin has returned to his smartphone startup.
Essential CEO and Android creator Andy Rubin.

Android creator’s new smartphone was doomed from the beginning

Andy Rubin's new high-end Essential phone is now $200 cheaper, following reports of poor sales.
Essential CEO and founder Andy Rubin holding the PH-1.

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is getting a price cut amid reports of poor sales

The creator of Android's new phone was well reviewed, but allegedly sold just 5,000 devices in its first two weeks.

The flagship phone from the creator of Android is getting a headphone jack — but as a paid accessory

It will come as part of a 'high-end audio accessory' Essential is working on.

The ‘Father of Android’ reveals what his startup incubator does to help companies get their products to market faster

Andy Rubin's incubator, Playground, offers its startups more than just money, mentoring, and office space.