Amazon invests in Andy Rubin’s Essential phone project
A $300 million round included the Alexa Fund and China's Tencent.
Essential’s exclusivity deal with Sprint might not be so bad
For an upstart with lots of rivals, any deal may be better than nothing.
Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier
The premium Android smartphone is a Sprint exclusive, unless you buy one unlocked.
Spigen has a trademark beef with Andy Rubin's Essential Products
The phone accessory maker says it owns the use of the Essential name.
The success of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone may depend on carriers
To succeed, the company needs to appeal to more than pure gadget lovers.
Andy Rubin's Essential phone should ship next month
The Essential Home assistant will be open to AI from other companies.
Essential's Home assistant is slick, circular and not ready
It can be activated with a glance and turn down your music when it hears you talking.
This is Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone
Android's creator is ready to crash the Samsung-Apple party.