Something is fishy at Essential as the company loses its third exec in just one month

Bad news for Essential and all fans hoping the startup led by Android founder Andy Rubin would find a worthy place in the smartphone industry. After the successful reveal of its first product, instead of bringing the Essential Phone on the market as quickly as possible, the company kept delaying it.

Then, people started to leave the business, and we’re not talking about mid-management, but top executives picked by Andy Rubin to form a formidable team capable of competing with some of the most appealing Android and iOS devices on the market.

At the beginning …


Fishy code names for Pixel handset sequels leaked?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Google is planning to produce sequels to the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Both models proved to be popular, especially the 128GB Pixel XL which has faced a few delays since being launched. Today, the code names allegedly being used for the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel XL 2 leaked. As usual with Google, these names are related to aquatic creatures. For example, the Pixel and Pixel XL were supposedly “marlin” and “sailfish.”

According to the leak, the code name for the Google Pixel 2 is “walleye.”  The code name for the Google Pixel XL …