Andy Rubin smartphone startup, Essential, is finally dead. Today, Essential announced in a blog post that it is closing its doors, saying that, since it has no clear path to deliver its newest smartphone to customers, the company has made the difficult decision to cease operations and shutdown Essential. Essential was Andy Rubin next company after his previous gig at Google, where he lead the development of Android, taking the OS from nothing to the world most popular operating system. Being...

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