These are external links and will open in a new window Essential, the phone company launched by Android co founder Andy Rubin, has announced its closure. Established in 2015, it had planned to release several phones, a smart home speaker and its own operating system. But it only ended up releasing one handset, the Essential Phone, and a few accessories for it. It had been working on an unusual super slim smartphone called Gem but said in a statement that it had no clear path forward to...

Read the full article at BBC