Andy Rubin’s New Smartphone Will Use The Android OS
Android co-founder Andy Rubin has announced that his new smartphone, which will serve as the flagship product for his new company, Essential, will use Android as its operating system. This was confirmed by Google’s Eric Schmidt who said the upcoming phone was just one of the “phenomenal new choices” that Android users would have to look forward to in the coming weeks and months.
Phenomenal new choices for Android users coming very soon. An example! https://t.co/3fwvYl6vlu
— Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) March 29, 2017
Obviously, the fact that the co-creator of Android is planning on using Android to power his new smartphone will probably come as surprise to absolutely no one. After all, what are his other options? Windows 10? Is he going to license iOS? Somehow, we doubt either of those are in the works.
Beyond that, Schmidt’s tweet hints that Google and Essential may be working together on future projects. The Google Nexus line used a similar premise and it worked out very well for consumers as the Nexus line provided some of the best tablets and smartphones on the market.
While we don’t know much about Rubin’s upcoming device, we are glad to see that there will be some increased competition on the market. When it comes to higher-end devices that compete with Apple’s offerings, the current options have been limited to Samsung and the Google Pixel. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about the future of Essential in the coming days.
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