Android Co-creator Andy Rubin’s Essential Smartphone Debuts May 30, New Report

Andy Rubin Android Essential Smartphone May 30 launch

At Recode’s Code Conference on May 30 – next week – we could see Android co-founder Andy Rubin unveil his company’s first Essential smartphone. We’ve been following this for a few months now, with the first report having come out in January that showed patent documents that pointed to a new device from Android’s co-creator.

Following that report, about two months ago, Rubin teased a photo of the new device when it was in prototype.

Now, it seems that the device will finally see the light of day on May 30 – next Tuesday. The near-zero bezel design with curved corners, just like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, will most likely run a custom version of Android, the OS that Andy Rubin originally helped create.

But we had our own thoughts about that, arguing that an Android device would not stand out enough, and not be worth all the trouble that Essential, Andy Rubin’s company, has taken to enter a ferociously competitive market.

We could be wrong, but since the launch is reportedly only three days away, let’s just wait and see if we are. If this is going to be another stock Android device, it might not be worth the wait. But if Rubin’s 40-member team has developed something truly amazing and disruptive on top of that, it could be a breakthrough for the Android community.

More on this when it breaks.

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