Essential 终止运作结束业务

Essential 公司终止业务

由 Android 之父 “Andy Rubin” 有份创办的 Essential 公司决定终止业务运作并关闭公司。

Essential 公司在 2017 推出了首部亦是公司唯一一部电话 Essential Phone PH-1,钛金属陶瓷机身,顶级规格配置并采用 Edge-to-edge 屏幕。发布时确实眼前一亮,但坊间反应郤平平,最主要批评是相机质素,但 Essential 公司提供的较件更新速度郤广获称赞,每个月的安全更新都跟 Google 同步。

Essential 公司上年十月还透露了一个名为 Project GEM 的新计划,是将电话硬件, 软件以至云端运用重新设计以配合用家的日常生活,不过计划未能推进,最终 Essential 公司决定要终止业务运作并关闭。

In October, we introduced Project GEM, a new mobile experience that our hardware, software and cloud teams have been building and testing for the past few years. Our vision was to invent a mobile computing paradigm that more seamlessly integrated with people’s lifestyle needs. Despite our best efforts, we’ve now taken Gem as far as we can and regrettably have no clear path to deliver it to customers. Given this, we have made the difficult decision to cease operations and shutdown Essential.

至于 Essential Phone 往后不会再有更新,2月份的安全更新是最后一次更新。Essential 公司已将 prebuilt vendor image 以及其他档案资料上载上 GitHub 以让其他开发人员可以继续作 Third-party 开发。

Source: Essential