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Essential, the phone brand founded by Andy Rubin, is building up the hype to making an announcement next week. Essential has launched a new Twitter account and is teasing some sort of announcement for May 30
Almost ready to share with you what we’ve been up to. Please follow our new twitter handle @essential and stay updated…
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) May 25, 2017
Hi, welcome to our Twitter page. We’re here to let you know something big is coming May 30th! Stay tuned…
— Essential (@essential) May 25, 2017
That conveniently overlaps with Andy Rubin’s appearance at Recode’s Code Conference, which starts on May 30. It’s expected we’ll get some sort of details on the device — and the company itself — and could even see the hardware.
Aside from a single teaser image showing a tiny corner of the phone, we don’t really have any details on what’s in store. We expect a futuristic phone that’s running Android and has some value-added features based on artificial intelligence, but then again, that’s sounding a lot like every other top-end phone launched in 2017.
We’ll have to wait a week and see how much Rubin has to show off.