Essential Phone, from Android founder Andy Rubin, seemed to have so much unrealized potential – but the journey may come to an end. Today, the company has announced (via 9to5Google ) that it suspends the device. Droid Life discovered earlier today that the phone is rather left out, and Essential says it does nothing more.
But as part of this announcement, the company is also confirming something the fans had long hoped to be true: Essential is working officially with another "mobile product", presumably this rumored little phone that uses AI reply to emails and text messages for you. An important spokeswoman would not just confirm that "next mobile product" is a phone, but it is the "mobile product" generally means.
Here's the statement:
We are sold out by Essential Phone at essential.com and will not add any new stock. We are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide fast software update and customer support to our existing community.
For a while it seemed unlikely that Essential would ever have another action, When considering the poor original sales, the camera is woes, layoffs, scandals (there were early data violations, as well as sexual neglect against the founder Andy Ruby in his time with Google), not to mention the reports that an important Phone 2 had already been praised, and the company set up for sale.
But even though Essential is struggling to survive, it set a pretty daring face with constant software updates for Essential Phone ̵
In fact, the company's still promising, fast-paced Essential Phone software updates, even now, have expired. If or when another important mobile device appears, some loyal customers may be waiting for it.