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  1. Android News

    Deal: Essential Phone down to $450 in the US

    The price of the Essential Phone has dropped again – this time to $450. While not the lowest price, it’s still a good deal for a Snapdragon 835 device with 8.1 Oreo. Note that Best Buy is also offering a $25 e-gift card with purchase.
  2. Android News

    Essential Releases Android 8.1 Update for Essential Phone

    Essential just pushed the Android 8.1 update to the Essential Phone. The update is arriving to all right now as build OPM1.180104.092 with the March security patch. If you are in the beta, the update weighs in at 275.8MB.
  3. Android News

    Essential Camera app update brings new Tiny Planet mode, selfie flash

    Essential has pushed out a new update to its Camera app, bumping its version to The update brings a couple of major changes, including new Tiny Planet mode and selfie flash. Starting with the new mode, the feature - which is currently in beta - lets you view all your 360-degree...
  4. Android News

    Essential Phone owners can now get Android Oreo beta updates via OTA

    Great news for all you Essential Phone owners out there: you can now get beta builds of Android Oreo on your device via over-the-air updates (OTA). Previously, the only way to try out the beta version of the OS was to sideload it onto the handset. This option is still available but is only...
  5. Android News

    You can now opt-in to the beta program for the Essential Phone without needing to side load

    Essential has made it possible for users to opt-into its PH-1 beta program and receive OTA updates, versus requiring users to side-load the software updates.
  6. Android News

    Essential's PH-1 is getting new limited edition colors starting today

    Essential has revealed all the new limited edition colors for the Essential Phone. Starting today, the Ocean Depths model will be available directly from Essential. Then, the Stellar Gray model with a matte black back and a dark titanium frame will go on sale on February 20, followed by a piano...
  7. Android News

    DEAL: Get the Essential Phone for just $449

    Amazon is offering the Essential Phone for just $49, a discount of $50. Amazon also has the Essential 360 Camera for just $50, down from the regular price of $199.
  8. Android News

    AutoHDR comes to the Essential Phone

    A new update is rolling out to the dedicated camera app for the Essential Phone which adds an AutoHDR mode.
  9. Android News

    Deal: Essential Phone for $435

    Amazon has the Essential phone for $435, a $65 drop form where it normally sits. It still isn't quite as good as its Black Friday price, but should prove to be a solid deal for anyone who finds themselves sold on the phone.
  10. Android News

    Essential Phone releases Meltdown and Spectre fixes

    Essential confirmed on Twitter that it is rolling out fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws as part of the January security updates for the Essential Phone. These will be available to those running the current stable release and not to those on the Oreo beta release. However, the...
  11. Android News

    Essential Phone to get double tap to wake and EIS in "near future"

    The Essential phone is going to get EIS and double tap gesture for waking the phone. The company held it’s bi-weekly AMA on Reddit where officials discussed plans and current bugs.
  12. Android News

    This data suggests only 50,000 Essential Phones sold so far

    Sometimes manufacturer's upload system apps to the Google Play Store for easier updating. Installation numbers for Essential's camera app suggest the phone has only sold around 50K units since launch.
  13. Android News

    Essential Phone can now broadcast 360-degree live video

    Essential is delivering an update that adds streaming live 360-degree video to both Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
  14. Android News

    Essential rolling out December Security Update now

    Essential has announced that it has started rolling out the December Security patch for Essential PH-1 users.
  15. Android News

    Essential PH-1's camera gets Portrait Mode

    Essential promised that the Camera app on its PH-1 smartphone will shortly get an update, enabling Portrait Mode as well as bringing along some other changes. Well, that update is now live. In addition to Portrait Mode, the update also includes reduced JPEG compression.
  16. Android News

    Amazon bundles Essential Phone and 360 Camera at $399 for Cyber Monday only

    Originally priced at $699 by itself, the divisive but attractive Essential Phone costs $399 with a 360 camera add-on bundled in for a very limited time. Amazon is holding it at that price through Cyber Monday.
  17. Android News

    Sprint Black Friday deals now include Essential Phone for $145

    You can get the Essential phone as low as $145 on Sprint for Black Friday. You'll just need to pay $25 down, after which you can carry out payments of $5 per month over 24 months, with the option to trade the phone in and upgrade after a year.~r/pocketnow/~4/zqfKh-F-bkI[/IMG]
  18. Android News

    Bi-weekly AMA with Essential Team is currently live on Reddit

    The Essential team has committed to doing bi-weekly AMA updates for the Essential phone. It's live right now on r/Essential.
  19. Android News

    Essential has made the Oreo beta avaliable to download

    Essential has revealed the Oreo beta for the Essential Phone is now available to download and try.
  20. Android News

    Essential rolls out November security updates in latest patch

    A new patch for the Essential phone has rolled out containing November security updates and a fix for the Fingerprint Gesture Related Instabilities.
  21. Android News

    DEAL: Get the Essential Phone for just $449 from Best Buy

    After being discounted by $200 by Essential, the PH-1 has been discounted by an additional $50 by Best Buy, bringing the price to just $449.99. Additionally, the 360-degree camera module has also been discounted to just $49.99.
  22. Android News

    New update for Essential phone improves touch scrolling and fingerprint gestures

    A new update is ready for Essential phone owners that includes several new things. A patch for the KRACK vulnerability that was discovered a few weeks ago, improved touch scrolling and fingerprint gestures are now supported.
  23. Android News

    Here's how you can get the Essential Phone for just $300

    When it was announced that the Essential Phone would be discounted to $500 for everyone, there was mention of a $200 discount code being made available to those who already purchased the device. Here's how you can obtain that discount code.
  24. Android News

    Essential shaves $200 off the price of the PH-1, pricing now starts at $499

    Essential is slashing the price of its eponymous phone, down to $499 at its website. That’s a $200 price cut from the original $699 price, less than two months after it began shipping to customers.
  25. Android News

    DEAL: Save $100 on the Essential Phone from Amazon

    Like Best Buy, Amazon is offering $100 off the Black or White Essential Phone, bringing the price down to just $99 with free One-Day Prime shipping.