Essential Phone Oreo update is delayed ‘a couple weeks’, Android 8.0 build will be skipped

Even after three rounds of public beta tests, the Essential Phone’s Android 8.0 Oreo update is not free of “stability issues”, so 8.1 will ultimately be rolled out instead.

Essential Camera app downloads hint at roughly 50,000 Essential Phone sales so far

In the absence of official figures, we can only rely on Play Store installations of the proprietary Essential Phone camera app for sales approximations.

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Andy Rubin takes Essential leave of absence as ‘inappropriate relationship’ at Google transpires

Andy Rubin is taking a break from his Essential involvement after reports surfaced of an “inappropriate relationship” with a Google employee in the past.

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 and Best Buy.

The Essential Phone is interesting again thanks to a $100 unlocked Best Buy discount

Is it game over already for the Essential Phone stateside? Not so fast, as a solid Best Buy discount brings the device back into the limelight.

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.

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.

PSA: Essential, Amazon and Telus have the Essential Phone available for rapid delivery

Enough waiting around for Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone. The “edge-to-edge” device is shipping in a matter of days from the OEM, Amazon and Telus.

Andy Rubin deeply apologizes for embarrassing Essential customer data blunder

What initially appeared to be a security breach for Essential Products turned into a humiliating customer data gaffe, which prompted Andy Rubin to eat crow.

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.

Yet another key Essential executive leaves the startup before the PH-1 is actually released

The Essential Phone still hasn’t started to ship, and Andy Rubin just lost his third top employee in less than a month, this time to Google.

Essential Phone likely headed to the UK as EE exclusive, mainland Europe and Japan could also get it soon

Folks allergic to bezels and repetitive mobile devices in the UK, mainland Europe and Japan should get ready to welcome the unique Essential Phone.

Telus will exclusively carry Essential Phone in Canada ‘later this summer’

Andy Rubin’s buzzy, “edge-to-edge” Essential Phone will launch with Sprint stateside and Telus up north at some point in the coming weeks.