[UPDATED] Andy Rubin reportedly puts Essential up for sale as he cancels second phone

Essential, a brand new company started by the Android co-founder Andy Rubin, launched its first smartphone last year with plenty of fanfare. And expectations were high for what would be that device’s successor, believed to arrive sometime this year.

Now it turns out that we might not get an Essential Phone 2 after all. At least, that’s what Bloomberg has heard recently. According to the publication, Rubin has scrapped plans for an Essential Phone successor and has put Essential up for sale.

People familiar with the matter state that Rubin is using the resources of Credit Suisse Group AG to facilitate the sale and that Rubin has already heard from at le…
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