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  • Android co-creator's phone company Essential to close



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    Essential, the phone company launched by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has announced its closure.






    After releasing only one major product (the Essential Phone) and a few accessories, Essential Products will be shutting down.




     




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    The closure of the company means the Essential Phone will no longer receive any software security updates.




    However, the company has shared its software on coding site Github so developers can "keep hacking" the device.




    Essential's cross-platform email software, Newton Mail, will be discontinued in April.






    It's nice that they're releasing their software on Github; but given the device wasn't that successful anyway, it doesn't really help that many people.




     




    Personally I'm not too surprised at this given how badly the Essential Phone went and how little we've heard from them as a company since.




     




    Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51482380



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