Essential Pushes Android P Beta to the Essential Phone
Essential Products is matching Google’s Android P release schedule. Earlier this week Google released Android P Beta 2 to developers. Google made the update available to its own Pixel and Nexus phones. Less than a day later, Essential is also releasing the Android P developer preview to its own phone. “Android P is moving from Dev Preview to Beta on Essential Phone,” said the company on its Twitter account. “This update, rolling out now, includes the latest Android P code integration, improved adaptive brightness range, various stability fixes and June Security Patches.” People who own the Essential PH-1 can read more about the Android P beta on Essential’s web site.
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Feb 15, 2018
Essential Products today introduced three new color options for the PH-1 Essential Phone. Ocean Depths will go on sale starting today, with Stellar Gray following on February 20 and Copper Black arriving February 22.
Jun 12, 2017
Essential Products has found a U.S. carrier to distribute its Essential PH-1 handset, and that carrier is Sprint.
Aug 9, 2017
Essential Products says it will reveal the launch date of its PH-1 smartphone within one week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company first said the phone would launch within 30 days of its initial debut, which took place back in May.
Aug 17, 2017
Sprint today began accepting preorders for the Essential PH-1 smartphone. Sprint is offering the phone at a significant savings through its lease program when compared to buying the phone outright directly from Essential.