Andy Rubin teases new announcement from Essential

Andy Rubin, the founder of Android and later Essential, has
something in store for us. His pet project, the Essential Phone,
launched almost two years ago and we have heard shockingly little
since then. There has been radio silence from the company, aside
from assurances that something is in the works.

That doesn’t mean the company isn’t working hard though. The
Essential Phone is still receiving monthly security updates on the
same day as the Pixels, and it’s even part of the Android Q Beta
rollout. So the team is hard at work supporting the original phone,
and definitely working on something new.

All we’ve had are the cheeky tweets of chief of
research and development Jason Keats
for an insight into what
is coming. Now we have confirmation from the man himself. Andy
Rubin has tweeted that an announcement is coming.

We have little details outside of that, since even what type of
device it is wasn’t discussed. Could it be an Essential Phone 2?
Or maybe that smart home speaker the company was working on in the
beginning? We’re wagering that it’s a new phone, and it’s
about time. The Essential Phone was an amazing (but flawed) device
and we can’t wait for another.

Thanks. We’ll make an announcement. Hang
tight.

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin)
June 11, 2019

Source: FS – Phones
Andy Rubin teases new announcement from Essential