Andy Rubin teases a radically re-imagined compact smartphone – GEM

Andy Rubin, creator of Android and CEO of Essential just tweeted out a colorful glimpse into one of the most radically re-imagined compact smartphones we have ever seen. It’s long, it’s thin, there’s a huge camera at the back and also a fingerprint scanner. The guys at Essential call this device “GEM” and the first tweet from Andy (after almost an year) shows how color-shifty the design is. But it didn’t stop there.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential is not shutting down, but Essential Phone 2 is cancelled

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In what can be seen as a surprising move, Android Creator Andy Rubin who floated Essential smartphone brand last year with the launch of Essential PH-1 is putting the company up for auction and has cancelled the next phone. Continue reading “Andy Rubin’s Essential is not shutting down, but Essential Phone 2 is cancelled”

Essential Phone in “full mass production” as company secures $300M funding from Amazon,Tencent

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Android creator Andy Rubin has confirmed that the Essential Phone is in “full mass production”. Announced in May, the Essential Phone will finally get a release date sometime next week, said Rubin.

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The Essential Phone will start shipping in “few weeks”, confirms Andy Rubin

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Android creator Andy Rubin introduced the Essential Phone in May. Pre-order for the phone had began since the announcement and the phone was expected to start shipping this month but that it failed to meet the deadline. Now, Rubin has shared it’s close to shipping its new smartphone. Continue reading “The Essential Phone will start shipping in “few weeks”, confirms Andy Rubin”

Andy Rubin’s Essential raises $300 million in funding at a valuation of around $1 billion

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Android creator Andy Rubin’s phone startup Essential has secured $300 million in a fresh round of funding that values the startup at a $900 million to $1 billion valuation, according to a latest report from Bloomberg. Continue reading “Andy Rubin’s Essential raises $300 million in funding at a valuation of around $1 billion”

Andy Rubin’s Essential accused by Spigen for trademark infringement

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Andy Rubin’s Essential revealed its first high-end smartphone last week. Now, the company is facing a trademark infringement legal suit from the US-based accessory and case maker Spigen. A legal document was acquired by Android Police that mentions Spigen already holds the trademark for “Essential” that covers a number of mobile accessories it sells, including phone cases, chargers, and headphones.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential may unveil bezel-less smartphone with 360-degree camera on May 30

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We already know that Android creator Andy Rubin is working on a bezel less smartphone under his new company Essential. Now, the company has tweeted “something big is coming” on May 30th, from its official Twitter account. In a consecutive tweet, Essential has shared a photo of the new smartphone in silhouette. There is a rounded attachment on top of the device, which the company later confirmed is a 360-degree camera unit.

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Lighthouse is an AI powered smart security camera that identifies people and pets

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Android creator Andy Rubin’s accelerator has unveiled a new smart security camera dubbed as Lighthouse that uses a 3D sensor, video camera, computer vision and deep learning to answer simple questions about your everyday life at home.
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Andy Rubin reportedly working on high-end smartphone with bezel-less display

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Andriod co-founder Andy Rubin is returning to smartphone business. Rubin who had left Google two years ago is making a comeback with new company dubbed as Essential is tipped to be working on several smart home products along with a high-end smartphone, according to a latest report from Bloomberg. Continue reading “Andy Rubin reportedly working on high-end smartphone with bezel-less display”

Andy Rubin says he is working on a free dashcam, will seek data in return

Andy Rubin, the former Google exec and Android co-founder has given few insights about his next project and it involves a dashcam which is a video camera that sits on a car’s dashboard. Rubin left Google in 2014 to create his own startup called Playground Global.

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Android co-creator Andy Rubin leaving Google to start hardware incubator

Android co-creator Andy Rubin has decided to leave Google, as per latest report from the Wall Street Journal. The report said that he will be moving on to launch a hardware startup incubator.

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Android chief Andy Rubin steps down, to be succeeded by Chrome boss Sundar Pichai

Andy Rubin, the main man behind Android even before it got acquired by Google, has decided to step down from the role as the head of Android to pursue other opportunities inside Google, as the official blog from Larry Page, the CEO of Google details. Andy will be succeeded by Sundar Pichai, who is currently heading the Chrome division, consisting of the browser, OS, apps and more recently the Chromebook Pixel. Does this mean Android and Chrome might finally merge one fine day?

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Google to operate Motorola “At arm’s length”

The search gian, implored that the other Android manufacturers had nothing to be vexed about, when Motorola was taken over by Google. Not allowing it any particular favors or privileges, they would operate Motorola as a wholly discrete unit. Ingeminating this claim, during a Wednesday evening interview at AsiaD, Google mobile chief Andy Rubin said ‘that the companydidn’t buy Motorola for its hardware, but for its patents.

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6 Million Android tablets sold– Andy Rubin

Have you ever wondered how well are the Android tablets selling?

According to the god father of Android, Andy Rubin , who provided a detail about it,  6 million tablets have been sold at AsiaD yesterday. We had previously heard that only 3.4 million Honeycomb tablets have been sold till now, from developer estimates, previously this month.  If these developer estimates were to be precise, that means that a little over half the Android tablets out there,  are Honeycomb.

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