A reader asked me the other day if they should ditch their original Google Pixel or Pixel XL for the Essential Phone, since there are always so many good deals on the Essential Phone. I told them, no. I did that because they wanted a...Show More Summary
Essential Phone's Android 8.1 beta is now available via an over-the-air update. To opt-in, all you have to is fill out a quick form and wait for the update to hit your device.
Earlier this month, Essential officially started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo beta. The ability to try out the pre-release software meant downloading and installing the software via sideloading. Now, though, Essential is opening things up and making it easier in general to try Android 8.1 Oreo on [...]
Sideloading is still an option, but why would you want to bother with that? Although we're still waiting for the Essential Phone to get a public Oreo update, the company's been running an Oreo beta since November. The process for getting...Show More Summary
As smart phones become an increasingly essential tool of everyday life, the ringtone, too, has made a presence in today’s modern world. “Over the Horizon” is perhaps one of the most recognizable ringtones, as it has been the default ringtone of Galaxy devices since 2011. Show More Summary
These are the essential accessories you need for your Moto X4! The Moto X4 is a solid mid-range phone and one of the latest phones added to Google's Android One program. It's perfect for anyone looking for Motorola's celebrated software...Show More Summary
A new phone arrives at my house on Tuesday while I continue to be impressed by he incredible battery life of the Amazfit Bip watch.
This week, we finally got our first hands-on look at the long-promised "Ocean Depths" colour scheme of the Essential phone. Despite looking very much green in promotional photos, however, the device now appears quite blue. So which is it? And why has this question driven me to the brink of madness? More »
Essential has announced a new 'Halo Gray' color variant of the Essential Phone which will be exclusive to Amazon and will go on sale on February 21st. The device will be priced at $449 and includes Amazon Alexa voice services built-...
Oh, you thought Essential was out of new color options to show off? Not quite. The company announced today that a new, so-called Halo Gray model is now available to purchase exclusively from Amazon. Unlike the other, limited-edition versions of the PH-1, this new model goes for $449 rather than $599 and it ships with Amazon's Alexa app pre-installed. Source: Twitter
The Essential Phone is currently in the midst of being rolled out in a range of new colors, including three that will be released excessively on Essential’s own website, with a staged release schedule that began Thursday. On Friday, however, Essential revealed a surprise fourth new color, “Halo Gray,” which will be exclusive to Amazon and which is now available to… Read More
Essential isn’t done after announcing three new “limited” colorways of the Essential Phone. Today, the company announced that Amazon has its own exclusive colorway called Halo Gray. It’s like Stellar Gray, only with silver sides instead of black titanium. Show More Summary
OPINION: IDC shared two interesting smartphone numbers this week: Google Pixel and Essential Phone shipments for 2017. The research firm typically shares shipments for the top five smartphone makers, but interest around these two companies was apparently high enough to warrant a breakout by research director Francisco Jeronimo more than 10 days after IDC’s most recent […]
Essential Products today outed a fourth new color of its PH-1 Essential Phone that's exclusive to Amazon. The Halo Gray version of the Essential Phone is available for preorder from Amazon.com for $449 starting today. In addition to the fresh coat of paint, this Amazon exclusive ships with the Alexa app preinstalled. Show More Summary
Essential is one of the Android manufacturers out there that opts to offer a stock experience, which means Google Assistant is baked in right out of the box. But if you prefer Amazon’s Alexa assistant, then Essential has an option for you now, too. Today Essential announced that it is [...]
The absence of Alexa was definitely the problem. On February 15, Essential launched the Essential Phone in three new colors – Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. Just one day later and seemingly out of nowhere, we have yetShow More Summary
The Essential Phone was supposed to revolutionize Android handsets. It was supposed to be the ultimate hardware reboot for hardcore Android fans. It was supposed to show companies like Samsung and LG that a pure Android experience is what everyone truly wanted out of their smartphones. Show More Summary
Essential has announced that three new color options will be available for a limited time under the "Spring Collection". These colors include Ocean Depths, Copper Black, and Stellar Gray and will be going on sale for $599 at different times over the next week.
Essential has just announced its new “Spring Collection” of colors for its first smartphone, unveiling three new hues for the Essential Phone. The company was teasing the arrival of a new color recently, and sure enough, the Ocean Depths model is going to be made available beginning today [...]
Each variant costs $599. On February 13, Essential shared a teaser image on Twitter saying that "a new wave" of the Essential Phone was coming. The photo hinted that we were finally getting a launch for the Ocean Depths color of theShow More Summary