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Essential is alive but unwell, laying off 30 percent of its workforce to focus on a new product

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Essential Products, the ambitious startup founded around three years ago by ex-Googler and Android co-creator Andy Rubin, may not be dead... yet, but it's certainly not doing too well either.
After reportedly pulling the plug on a standard sequel to the promising but poorly reviewed and weak-selling Essential Phone, the company was recently rumored to be working on an entirely different type of product from anything we've ever seen.
While that AI-centric project might still be in development, it appears a large chunk of Essential's current workforce is considered ...
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Essential Products Has Reportedly Cut A Third Of Its Employees

Essential Products Has Reportedly Cut A Third Of Its Employees

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Essential has cut nearly a third of its employees, that is according to a new report coming out of Bloomberg. The publication cites sources within Essential who asked not to be identified. Cutting nearly 30-percent of your workforce is not a small thing, and likely means that Essential Products was running out of money. And it also comes just a couple of months after Essential had confirmed that its second generation smartphone had been cancelled. Also comes after rumors of the company being put up for sale and looking for a buyer. While Essential did not confirm the number of...
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Essential fires 30% of employees, focussing on ‘game changing consumer product'

Essential fires 30% of employees, focussing on ‘game changing consumer product'

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

The Essential Phone found success only after various fire sales and price cuts that made the device a true bargain. It comes as the company reportedly canceled development of its second phone in May and paused its smart home product. A new report today reveals that the Andy Rubin company is cutting 30% of its staff.
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