Report: Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone Is a Sprint Exclusive
‘We like to bet with where we think the market is going as opposed to where the market was,’ Essential President Niccolo de Masi told USA Today. Android creator Andy Rubin’s new phone will not initially be essential for customers of the top three mobile …
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This past Wednesday at WIRED’s Business Conference, Andy Rubin took the stage to share more about his new company, Essential. Having begun teasing various products over the previous months, we were eager to hear more.
After his on-stage appearance, 9to5Google got time to sit down with Rubin. We discussed how AmbientOS plans to play well with others, what his vision for the company is, and consumer walled-gardens.
If you’re hungry for more Essential Phone details following the device’s official debut, Andy Rubin is happy to oblige.
Rubin took part in an interview with Walt Mossberg on May 30th, and in it he shared a few more details about the Essential Phone and his release plans. Essential has been pretty quiet about the Essential Phone’s release thus far, but Rubin revealed that we could begin to see the device hitting doorsteps in June. “You can reserve it now and I wouldn’t take reservations if it wasn’t going to ship in 30 days or so,” he explained.
Looking ahead, Rubin plans to get the Essential Phone in retail stores, too. Essential plans to get its phone in both …
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With the Essential Phone and Home, Rubin is betting he can take on Apple and Samsung, which have dominated consumer hardware in recent years….
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Andy Rubin’s new company, Essential, has teased that “something big” is coming on May 30th. This is likely the smartphone that Rubin teased back in March. …