Andy Rubin visar upp sin nya Androidtelefon: Essential

The Verge:

The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem.

First, the Android phone basics: the Essential Phone costs $699 with top-of-the-line specs and features. As you can see above, it prominently features an edge-to-edge display that one-ups even the Samsung Galaxy S8 by bringing it all the way to the the top of the phone, wrapping around the front-facing selfie camera.

It’s a unique take on a big screen that makes the phone stand out — and it’s smart, too. Often, the status bar at the top of an Android phone doesn’t fill that middle space with icons, so it’s efficient. The screen does leave some bezel at the bottom of the phone, but nevertheless it’s as close to the whole front of a phone being display as I’ve seen.

Androids skapare bygger alltså sin egna Android-telefon, och vid en första anblick ser det ju bra ut men Android är ju alltid Android och med en prislapp på närmare 7000 svenska kronor (om, eller när, telefonen kommer börja säljas i Sverige är inte klart ännu) så har Essential stora skor att fylla.

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