The Essential Phone PH-1 has become the first non-Google phone to receive the Android Pie OS in a bittersweet twist for a handset maker with an uncertain future.
At $250, it's pretty dang easy to excuse this phone's faults.
Slightly less ridiculous than a dongle, we gotta admit?
An earlier report claimed that there would be no Essential Phone 2, and that the entire company may be up for sale.
"We are putting all of our efforts towards our future, game-changing products," says founder Andy Rubin.
"We have no idea whatsoever what we are doing." But that's not a bad thing really.
There's no escaping notches these days. Here are some of the notable phones that have notches.
Over their existence, mobile phones have gotten smaller, thinner and smarter. But right now, we're seeing some questionable choices affecting a lot of phones.
Andy Rubin-backed Essential says it will fix its phone's camera problems, according to a report.
These phones have very little border around their faces, with displays running right up to their edges.
Phones with swappable hardware parts are a tenuous trend. Here are the companies that took a chance with the concept.
The big-screen phone gets the cookie-flavored Android update starting Tuesday.