At Code Conference this evening, Andy Rubin had a wide-ranging interview to discuss his newest venture. Focusing on the Essential Phone, the creator of Android shared some tidbits about the design decisions behind it.
Similar to how the device has no logos, Essential’s first device is simply named the Phone. Several live demos of the device showed stock Android running, with Rubin confirming that is the case. The launcher is quite similar to the Pixel’s with a five app dock that slides up to reveal the drawer. There also appears to be a basic ambient mode.
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