Pocketnow Daily: The Google Pixel 4 might cost MORE than iPhone 11?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible price if the Google Pixel 4, the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Fold to the US and more

Just a reminder that the Essential Phone exists and it has a fresh software update

The Feburary update has only been out for a few days and, again, it takes an upstart to deliver the quickest update on their only phone.

Essential Phone now out of stock at company’s website [U]

After 16 months on the market, Essential is running out of stock of its first product while third-party sellers are trying to get rid of theirs.

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.

We could be getting a new smartphone from Essential that works mainly on voice commands

We will definitely not see a new Essential Phone 2, but we may be getting a new smartphone from Essential that will be based on voice commands

Essential Audio Adapter HD near ready for release

During the company’s monthly Reddit AMA sesh, Essential also confirmed Android Q would be coming and that scrolling can be fixed-ish.

Amazon’s Halo Gray Essential Phone is just $310

Software updates at the speed of life, okay hardware and all for $310. If you like owning a gray phone. If not, black’s still cool at $340.

Google pisses off Pixel owners by changing battery settings for them

In fact, any smartphone owner who had Android Pie on their device was susceptible to this seemingly random toggling of power saver settings…
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Essential Phone notch options experience a notch in availability

The options to have the “ears” blend in or stay out of the way were available on the Essential Phone in Android Oreo… but not Pie? Why?

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

Android P Developer Preview 5 is final step before formal release

Android P has reached the end of the trialing pipeline and is set to be released within the next several weeks. What will be the treat name?

Essential Phone gets Audio Adapter HD mod, Tidal freebie and audio-improving update

The Essential Phone will soon be compatible with a premium sound accessory, already supporting master-quality audio, and scoring free Tidal content.

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.
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Essential Phone will get standard 3-year software update schedule

The company insists that the Essential PH-1 will remain on its normal software update schedule through mid-2020, even as the fate of the company is uncertain.

Apple v. Samsung ends, the HTC U12+ begins | #PNWeekly 306

Nearly seven years later, we may finally have reached the end of this argument between two bickering tech giants. That and a really big phone this week on our show!

Bloomberg: Andy Rubin selling Essential, stopping second phone work

Rubin himself has not denied that the company was for sale or confirmed that the Essential Phone sequel was still alive, just that some projects were “canceled” for what will hopefully be “bigger hits.”

Here are the devices eligible for the Android P beta

You can get into the newest version of Android long before it’s even finalized just by having one of 11 phones and with a little bit of clicking. Start here.

Sharp Aquos R2 pairs ‘high speed’ IGZO screen with unique dual rear camera setup

Inspired by the Essential Phone rather than Apple’s iPhone X, the 6-inch “edgeless” Sharp Aquos R2 packs a Snapdragon 845 processor and two somewhat unusual rear-facing cameras.

After 9 months, Telus quits the Essential Phone

Two big price cuts later and the Canadian carrier has announced that it won’t take any more stock of Andy Rubin’s newfangled Android phone.

Essential Phone now shipping direct to Canada, Japan, Europe

Essential products purchased from the company’s website can now make it over to five more countries. Canada already had PH-1 carriage from Telus, but not unlocked.

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.

Essential Phone sale at Amazon brings it back down to $399.99

Unlocked, this is the phone’s best price yet… at least while it’s being offered solo. But for fast software updates and 128GB of storage, the Essential PH-1 at $400 still sounds pretty good.

Sprint Essential Phone users finally get Android Oreo

Turns out customers who bought their Essential Phone and stuck it with Sprint are just now getting the latest and greatest features… but at least it’s all at once.
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Essential Phone 2 will be “improving” on the camera

The design of the first Essential Phone was controversial. The camera’s usefulness was, too. At least we know where the priorities are for next time around.

Essential Phone gets April software update with Bluetooth 5.0 certification

The Google security patches are in place faster than plenty of Pixel phones. Plus, Bluetooth 5 spec improvements are finally here!