Andy Rubin Just Unveiled Essential’s Next Phone, and It’s Weird

Just look at this thing.


Essential Finally Releases $149 Headphone Adapter for its Failed Smartphone

Essential’s first smartphone may have flopped on its face and its found might be under extensive investigation for sexual harassment claims at Google, but that doesn’t mean the unicorn company is dead just yet. On the contrary, Essential has just released its headphone adapter for the Essential Phone that costs Continue Reading

Essential is Reportedly Making Another Phone, This Time with a Stronger Focus on AI

The Essential Phone certainly didn’t sell as well as its creator hoped, but it certainly earned itself a fan base thanks to its excellent build, profound software support, and great specs onboard. Previously, it was reported Essential wouldn’t be making another phone likely due to the lackluster sales of its Continue Reading

Essential Phone Now Getting Upgraded to Android Pie

After Google released the update to Pixel owners everywhere, Essential has gone ahead and released Android 9.0 Pie to the Essential Phone. This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise given the fact Essential was a participant in the Android P beta. Still, it’s pretty impressive to see the company deliver Continue Reading

Deal: Get the Essential Phone for Just $250 During Amazon Prime Day

In case you weren’t already aware, Amazon is hosting its annual Prime Day today exclusive to Prime members that gets you Black Friday-like discounts on tons of products. Of course, if you’re reading Matridox, there’s a pretty good chance you’re interested in smartphone discounts, and boy is there a good Continue Reading

Deal: The Essential Phone is Down to Just $399 at Best Buy and Amazon

Essential’s first smartphone, known as the Essential Phone, has received a really nice discount. Over at Amazon and on Best Buy’s website, you can pick up the device for just $399. This is the lowest price we’ve seen the phone sit at since Black Friday and Cyber Monday when it Continue Reading

Essential Phone Now Receiving Upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo

Essential has announced its upgrading its Essential Phone to Android 8.1 Oreo. The company originally said they had to skip version 8.0 due to certain issues and would release a beta version of 8.1. Now, the update is available for all Essential PH-1 users to enjoy. We’re excited to announce Continue Reading

Amazon Gets Exclusive ‘Halo Gray’ Essential Phone with Alexa for $449

Essential may’ve just introduced three new limited edition colors for its first smartphone, but that’s not slowing the company’s roll by any means. Newly listed on Amazon is an exclusive “Halo Gray” finish of the Essential Phone which includes a matte black exterior and silver trim, the same used on Continue Reading

Essential Introduces Three New Limited Edition Colors for its Smartphone

Essential has announced three new colors for its smartphone, following a teaser of one of them that was released recently. Unsurprisingly, Ocean Depths is the first new color in the lineup, but so are two unexpected finishes that are equally as nice. Starting with the first variant, Ocean Depths features Continue Reading

Essential Phone in ‘Ocean Depths’ Color is Launching Tomorrow

Essential has been promising the release of a new teal color option for its first phone since the device’s release last year. Now, the company says the new “Ocean Depths” color scheme is arriving tomorrow, as per a tweet. A new wave is coming. #EssentialPhone — Essential (@essential) February Continue Reading