Essential phone's release is just around the corner, says Andy Rubin
The Essential smartphone was supposed to begin shipping last month, but we all know that didn't happen. But for those who are still patiently waiting for their chance to get a hold of Andy Rubin's new device, there is good news. The co-founder of Android himself has promised that the Essential phone will release "in a few weeks."
This new release window comes courtesy of an email sent out to those who pre-ordered the upcoming device. In the email, Rubin explains that his team is "hard at work getting everything ready" and that the handset is currently undergoing certification and testing done with various wireless carriers. He continues on to assure everyone that the phone will be in their hands soon.
Let's hope that Rubin's new release date estimate is accurate this time, as I highly doubt that a second missed shipment window will play favorably in the eyes of the Essential phone's most loyal fans. Nobody wants another Saygus, right?
Okay, maybe that comparison is a bit unfair. But the buzz around this phone has been very positive, and its top-notch specs and design make it a worthy competitor to this year's other flagship devices, on paper at least. As such, it would be a shame for the Essential phone to lose consumer interest before it even leaves the factory floor.