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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.

Essential Cyber Monday bundle includes a phone, 360 camera, camera case, and Earphones HD for $329

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are as much a way to clear out old stock as they are about big door-buster deals. Shocker: Essential still has some phones to unload. We've seen this device go on mega-sale a few times, but the Cyber Monday bundle is still rather compelling. You can get the phone, 360 camera, and more for $329.

The bundle includes an Essential Phone, 360 camera, camera case, and Earphones HD.

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Essential Cyber Monday bundle includes a phone, 360 camera, camera case, and Earphones HD for $329 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Back in stock] Essential reveals its Audio Adapter HD, a $150 machined titanium external DAC for the PH-1

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Essential's Audio Adapter HD has finally been announced. The company has been talking about the existence of this new external headphone jack/DAC since June, and this month's security update indicated we'd see it soon.

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[Update: Back in stock] Essential reveals its Audio Adapter HD, a $150 machined titanium external DAC for the PH-1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Already sold out] Essential reveals its Audio Adapter HD, a $150 machined titanium external DAC for the PH-1

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Essential's Audio Adapter HD has finally been announced. The company has been talking about the existence of this new external headphone jack/DAC since June, and this month's security update indicated we'd see it soon. But there are a few twists: It's $150, and a limited edition.

Andy Rubin originally promised new wireless accessories "every few months," but for whatever reason, it seems the company wasn't able to stick to that schedule.

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[Update: Already sold out] Essential reveals its Audio Adapter HD, a $150 machined titanium external DAC for the PH-1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential reveals its Audio Adapter HD, a $150 machined titanium external DAC for the PH-1

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Essential's Audio Adapter HD has finally been announced. The company has been talking about the existence of this new external headphone jack/DAC since June, and this month's security update indicated we'd see it soon. But there are a few twists: It's $150, and a limited edition.

Andy Rubin originally promised new wireless accessories "every few months," but for whatever reason, it seems the company wasn't able to stick to that schedule.

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Essential reveals its Audio Adapter HD, a $150 machined titanium external DAC for the PH-1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Phone November update rolling out, hints Audio Adapter HD could arrive soon

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The cycle of monthly security updates continues. As expected, Essential has just pushed out its November patch OTA on the same day as Google. There is a twist this time around, though: Essential's changelog includes notes that reveal the Audio Adapter HD could be coming soon.

The company revealed the existence of the audio adapter all the way back in June, but since then it's been strangely silent on the subject.

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Essential Phone November update rolling out, hints Audio Adapter HD could arrive soon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Walkout plans, Andy Rubin and Google respond] Google allegedly paid $90 million severance to Andy Rubin after misconduct allegation

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Nearly a year ago, Andy Rubin took a leave of absence from Essential, after The Information alleged that he was in an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while he led the Android team at Google.

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[Update: Walkout plans, Andy Rubin and Google respond] Google allegedly paid $90 million severance to Andy Rubin after misconduct allegation was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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