Essential Phone Among the First to Receive Android 9 Pie
Essential Products today said owners of the PH1 can expect to receive Android 9 Pie over the next few days. “We’re proud to bring Android 9 Pie to Essential Phone the same day it’s released! Check your phone now for the update,” said the company via its Twitter account. Essential has allowed PH1 owners to beta test Android 9 over the last few months. Like the Pixel phones, the Essential Phone will gain Android 9 via over-the-air update.
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.