Andy Rubin says Essential phone coming ‘in a few weeks’

There’s a new release date for the first phone from Andy Rubin’s Essential: August, with Rubin saying in an email to potential customers that the phones will start shipping “in a few weeks.” Rubin says that the Essential Phone is now going through testing with US and international carriers and that his team is “working […]

A second Essential phone is already in the works

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone has had a difficult start. Despite reviewing reasonably well in the US, the company has already cut a third off the price – which isn’t usually the sign of a product in rude health. Secondly, the company hasn’t delivered on its promise of a wider range of colours. Still, the company’s not […]

Razer Phone hands-on: a phone for gamers, and everyone

What happens when a gaming computer company buys a smartphone company? They make a gaming phone, right? Not quite! Razer bought Nextbit earlier this year, and today the company has released its first smartphone. It’s not a gaming phone, but it is a phone made for gamers. We went hands-on with the Razer Phone and […]

Essential Phone begins shipping to customers

The Essential Phone started arriving in the hands of media and reviewers just last week, and as of today it’s now also shipping out to its first customers. Essential announced the news via its Twitter account, and told early buyers to keep an eye out for tracking info sent out via email. We’re beginning to […]