Essential Phone is $329 just for Cyber Monday

The phone’s edging down its lifespan, but a lot of care has been taken to it and Essential is now selling it to customers at a pretty cool price today.

Essential Phone in Halo Gray is up for sale in Amazon

Great deals have come to Amazon’s exclusive Essential Phone in Halo Gray with 128GB unlocked for under $300 and with Android’s latest version

Essential Phone now publicly on Android P beta track

From developer preview to public beta, it’s still gotta be flashed into the device if you’re willing to try Android P with Essential.

Amazon has a great new deal for the unlocked Essential Phone, Best Buy requires activation

Once upon a time priced at a whopping $699, the unlocked “Black Moon” Essential Phone currently fetches just $350 at Amazon. Best Buy matches the deal with Verizon activations.

Ocean Depths color of Essential Phone coming February 15

Diving the deep for a new color that was already announced long ago, Essential has scheduled an announcement for Thursday.

Unlocked Essential Phone now has February Android security patch

Many Essential Phones supposedly are getting this update faster than Google’s own Pixel 2. Meanwhile, those on Sprint are getting left behind.

Essential Phone deal on Amazon prices it down to $434.99

Essential may have done most of the pushing when it comes to lowering the price of the PH-1, but third-party depreciation has been a bit slower.

Essential Phone enters third Android Oreo beta round

The PH-1 is entering some territory where we thought we wouldn’t enter — a third beta round. But there’s some logistics to be sorted out.

Essential Phone security patch claims fixes for Spectre and Meltdown

Essential patched the KRACK vulnerability quicker than the rest of the Android OEMs could. It’s now doing the same again for these new vulnerabilities.

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Divisive Essential Phone goes $200 off list to $499 unlocked bargain price

Initially available for $699, the unlocked Essential Phone was discounted to $599 last week, and now $499 at both Essential.com and Best Buy.

Pure White Essential Phone starts shipping at last from OEM, Amazon, Best Buy and Sprint

The oh so promising but not very successful “edge-to-edge” Essential Phone is available across the US in its second color option – Pure White.

Get your Essential hack on: kernel released, factory images coming soon

Essential has a mission to open source its essence out to the people. It has started with its first smartphone and will have factory images out, too.

Sprint has reportedly only sold around 5,000 Essential Phone units so far

Plagued by delays, faced with very strong competition and priced a little high, the Essential Phone is unlikely to ever hit a million unit sales.

Andy Rubin answers burning Essential Phone questions: updates, jacks, expansions and more

Reddit users bombarded Andy Rubin with questions about the Essential Phone, and the company’s CEO delivered good news on many fronts.

Essential Phone scores security update with ‘improved performance’ in time for Sprint retail launch

Smoother and faster than ever thanks to a software update focused on security and performance, the Essential Phone is now also available in Sprint stores.

Sprint’s ‘exclusive’ Essential Phone pre-orders are underway with Flex Lease discounts

Andy Rubin’s much-hyped Essential Phone is moving one giant step closer to wide US availability today, as Sprint kicks off pre-orders.

Unlocked Essential Phone will finally ship ‘within 7 days’, Sprint launch could also happen this Friday

Just a few more days to wait for early adopters of the unlocked Essential Phone, while Sprint customers should keep an eye on the carrier this Friday.

Essential Phone from Canada’s Telus is a terrifying $1,050

That’s US$825, or about an 18 percent premium on what the Essential PH-1 is marked for in the United States. Shipping begins within a month.

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Essential Phone hits volume production

Andy Rubin tweeted out that his company is on its way to delivering the Essential PH-1 to pre-order customers more than a month after due date.

Plodding Essential sets sales goal of millions, talks about recent news

“Low single-digit millions,” mind you, but the company will need to prove itself in order to shrug off its rather public demons on its shoulders.

Essential Phone now listed as ‘coming soon’ to Best Buy in unlocked and Sprint-specific versions

Both unlocked and Sprint-specific Essential Phone configurations have surfaced on Best Buy’s website, priced at $700 and $750, with no release date listed.