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    [APP][5.0+] Essential Backup

    Hello everyone, this is my new application and I hope you will try it :) Essential backup allows you to Backup and restore Contacts, SMS, Call log and Calendar found on your Android phone. Backup to Phone storage or Google Drive. Get it on Google Play: Essential Backup - Apps on Google Play...
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    Essential Phone 2 Could Be The Best Phone of 2018

    Kellen from DroidLife gives his take on why the Essential Phone 2 could be the best smartphone of this year.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Andy Rubin suggests upcoming Essential Phone will have a popup camera

    The VIVO Apex has extraordinarily small bezels and an in-display fingerprint sensor, but arguably its most innovative feature is its popup front-facing camera that allows it to avoid the dreaded notch. Andy Rubin has revealed that a patent for this solution was granted to Essential Products, Inc...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    You can snag the Halo Gray Essential Phone for $150 cheaper on Amazon

    If you like the Halo Gray color announced by Essential yesterday, you might be surprised to know it's available for $100 cheaper than the three colors that were announced yesterday. Amazon currently has the phone for $449.
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    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...
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    Essential Phone 8.1 beta update brings February security patch and scroll jitter fixes

    The Essential team has stated that a new Android 8.1 beta is available for Essential owners that will bring the February security patches and address the scrolling jitters that many have complained about.
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    Essential teases new color coming on February 15

    Essential has sent a cryptic tweet that seems to suggest the company will reveal a new color in just a few days.
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    Essential only sold 90,000 smartphones in the first six months

    Research firm IDC is now reporting that Essential has sold less than 90,000 units during its first six months on sale. The phone is only available in the United States at this time.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Big Essential camera update brings Auto HDR and more

    Essential has announced some new changes to the Essential camera app that address issues the community has had with the camera since launch, including Auto HDR and a brand new HDR algorithm.
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    Essential Phone gets February security updates

    Essential has announced the February security updates are now rolling out to the Essential PH-1. Google just rolled out the security updates for Pixel phones yesterday.
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    Essential will skip the Android 8.0 Oreo update and move straight to 8.1

    Essential has announced it will skip the Android 8.0 Oreo update and move straight to the Android 8.1 Oreo update instead.
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    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.
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    Essential Phone Oreo Beta 3 now available for download

    Hot on the heels of their most recent AMA session, the Essential team has made the Oreo Beta 3 available for download for Essential phone users.
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    Essential AMA confirms the team is still focused on fixing touch latency

    The Essential team has been doing bi-weekly AMA sessions on reddit to keep their fans informed. The team confirmed they're still investigating touch latency issues.
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    Essential has some new accessories available

    Essential has added new items to its online store. You can now get replacement USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapters, a replacement fast charging cord, as well as 2 new pairs of USB-C headphones to choose from.
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    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...
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    Essential camera app implements YouTube Live 360 and more

    Essential has just tweeted out that the camera app has been updated to implement support for YouTube Live 360 and Facebook Live 360.
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    Essential releases Oreo Beta 2 update

    Essential has announced via Twitter they're releasing Oreo Beta 2 for the Essential PH-1. It's rolling out now via OTA.