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Essential just brought Newton Mail back from the dead, back to old $50/year pricing

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

In somewhat of a strange move, phone manufacturing startup Essential purchased CloudMagic in December of last year. CloudMagic's primary product was Newton Mail, a cross-platform mail application that cost $50/year to use, which shut down last August. Now it seems Essential has revived Newton Mail, as the service is once again online and functional.

In a blog post, CloudMagic explained that it has been integrating with Essential and working on new features since the company was acquired.

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Essential just brought Newton Mail back from the dead, back to old $50/year pricing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential just brought Newton Mail back from the dead, back to old $50/year pricing

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

In somewhat of a strange move, phone manufacturing startup Essential purchased CloudMagic in December of last year. CloudMagic's primary product was Newton Mail, a cross-platform mail application that cost $50/year to use, which shut down last August. Now it seems Essential has revived Newton Mail, as the service is once again online and functional.

In a blog post, CloudMagic explained that it has been integrating with Essential and working on new features since the company was acquired.

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Essential just brought Newton Mail back from the dead, back to old $50/year pricing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Phone February security patch already rolling out

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Hot on the heels of Google pushing the latest update to the Pixel devices, Essential shows it still means business and has issued its February security patch for the Essential Phone PH-1.

The update brings the device to build PQ1A.190105.014 and includes the usual bundle of non-Pixel specific security fixes as listed in the February Android Security Bulletin. Along with the security patches, Essential has included its own fix for a modem security bug as well as undisclosed performance and bug fixes specific to the PH-1.

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Essential Phone February security patch already rolling out was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Phone isn’t dead yet, picks up January update mere hour after Pixels

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Essential's January update to the PH-1 was a bit delayed compared to the company's usual standards. Instead of the typical near-simultaneous release, we had to wait just over an hour for the Essential Phone to get this months' patches. For fans of the house of Rubin, that's nearly an eternity.

Essential's monthly patches, as always, have the same non-Pixel-specific security fixes that Google's phones get. This month includes 27 of them, though only some will apply to the Essential Phone, and none stood out as particularly interesting this month — though obviously, they're still important.

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Essential Phone isn't dead yet, picks up January update mere hour after Pixels was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Essential Phone is officially discontinued, and a successor may be coming

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Earlier today, Droid Life remarked that the Essential Phone was now sold out on Amazon, speculating that this might be "the end" for the PH-1.  This was after the company's own storefront appeared to run out of stock last week and Best Buy's unlocked listing has the phone as "no longer available." Curious, we reached out to Essential for more info and were told the company "won't be adding any new inventory," while it focuses on its next mobile device.

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The Essential Phone is officially discontinued, and a successor may be coming was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential’s 360 Camera is on sale for $24 with free case

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Look, Essential has been trying to sell you phones and 360-degree cameras for like a year. The original price was a little high, but it's been discounting them over and over, and there are still some left. For a limited time, you can get the Essential 360 Camera for just $24. This device cost a whopping $200 at launch.

The 360 Camera accessory docks to the back of your Essential Phone, pulling power from the pin contacts.

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Essential's 360 Camera is on sale for $24 with free case was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Audio Adapter HD review: High-end sound for the PH-1 won’t do jack to help Essential

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Essential's PH-1 was criticized at launch for some valid reasons, like a mediocre camera, high price tag, and lack of a headphone jack. But great software and a falling price have earned it a small but impassioned cult following. Now the high-end niche phone from 2017 has a high-end niche audio accessory to go with it: the Audio Adapter HD. But a single-device, $150 external DAC/amp might be a bit too niche.

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Essential Audio Adapter HD review: High-end sound for the PH-1 won't do jack to help Essential was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential acquires CloudMagic, the company behind now-shuttered email app Newton Mail

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Misery loves company, and Essential has just bought some. CloudMagic's eponymous email app was once a pretty appealing offering with an unbeatable price tag of free. That was before it was rebranded as Newton Mail and had a hefty $49.99 annual subscription fee slathered on it in September 2016. As you can guess, that didn't go over very well, and Newton Mail was officially put out of its misery on September 25th.

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Essential acquires CloudMagic, the company behind now-shuttered email app Newton Mail was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Phone OTA for December security patch rolling out

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Essential has a habit of beating even Google when it comes to rolling out updates, and that trend continues today. An OTA including the December security patches for Android is rolling out to PH-1's everywhere as we speak, download at your leisure.

The changelog is short and sweet this time, without hints of upcoming products or any other features. However, the security patch bulletin this month includes a honkin' chonk of Qualcomm related fixes, among other "critical" and "high" severity vulnerabilities.

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Essential Phone OTA for December security patch rolling out was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Phone OTA for December security patch rolling out

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Essential has a habit of beating even Google when it comes to rolling out updates, and that trend continues today. An OTA including the December security patches for Android is rolling out to PH-1's everywhere as we speak, download at your leisure.

The changelog is short and sweet this time, without hints of upcoming products or any other features. However, the security patch bulletin this month includes a honkin' chonk of Qualcomm related fixes, among other "critical" and "high" severity vulnerabilities.

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Essential Phone OTA for December security patch rolling out was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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