Since the Essential Phone was terminated in December of in 2014, not much information has flowed out of Important since. The phone has remained to receive software program updates per the company’s promise, but we have actually yet to see any type of brand-new hardware be released.
However, that seems transforming.
In an extremely weird step, Andy Rubin responded to a tweet from September 2018 in response to a person complaining concerning Necessary not introducing a Vital Phone 2. Right here’s what he stated:
Thanks. We'll make an announcement. Hang tight.
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) June 11, 2019
The tweet does not give us a whole lot to take place, yet it does sound like we can anticipate a statement sooner rather than later on. When it comes to what Vital’s following phone will certainly resemble, that’s where points get interesting.
In May 2018, a report appeared indicating that the Necessary Phone 2 had actually been canceled. While he really did not resolve it straight, a statement from Andy Rubin soon after suggested that this held true. After that in October of that year, another report asserted that– while the Essential Phone 2 was dead– Important was dealing with a brand-new type of mobile phone that would certainly have a much smaller sized screen than we’re used to and also largely be utilized via voice commands.
The first Vital Phone was consulted with a lot of criticism following its launch in August 2017, yet with software program upgrade after software application update, the handset was slowly made far better as well as quickly turned into one of the most current phones on the market– occasionally obtaining updates quicker than Google’s very own Pixel phones.
That tidy and also fast software application experience is what aided the Essential Phone stand apart numerous months after its first launch, so if Vital determines to go a totally different course with its following gadget, it’ll interest see exactly how followers react.
We aren’t sure what to anticipate now, but we’ll certainly maintain our ears to the ground to hopefully find out more soon.