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Report: Android creator Andy Rubin’s hardware startup lost $100M SoftBank investment due to Apple pressure

According to a report today out of The Wall Street Journal, SoftBank has pulled out of a deal to provide Essential with $100 million in funding. Essential reportedly plans to launch a premium smartphone to go head-to-head with the iPhone, and was founded by the father of Android, Andy Rubin… more… Filed under: Apple
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