Andy Rubin's new smartphone will run Android
Well, that's one less mystery to solve. A tweet by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has confirmed that the "Essential" smartphone will run Android. This phone, the brainchild of Andy Rubin, was teased yesterday in another Twitter post which includes a photo showing off one of the device's corners, as well as part of the notification bar and wallpaper.
According to Schmidt's tweet, "phenomenal new choices for Android users [are] coming very soon." The tweet then provides a link to Rubin's teaser photo, leaving no doubt as to what he is referring to.
The revelation probably comes as no surprise to anyone. The notification bar visible in Rubin's teaser photo looks strikingly identical to the one found on just about every other Android phone. Furthermore, we can't ignore the fact that Rubin is, after all, a co-creator of Android; his deep familiarity with the operating system makes it perfect for his upcoming phone.
With the OS mystery finally put to rest, all that's left to know about the Essential phone is, well, everything else. Hopefully more photos and tweets surface soon to answer our remaining questions.