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Amazon, Tencent invest in Android founder's new Essential smartphone

Amazon, Tencent invest in Android founder's new Essential smartphone

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(Telecompaper) Amazon and Tencent are among the investors in the new smartphone maker Essential started by Android creator Andy Rubin. The company announced that its earlier disclosed funding round of USD 300 million was led by Access Technology Ventures, the venture capital arm of industrial group Access Industries, with a US 100 million investment.

Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro 'Tango Smartphone' Won't Get Android Nougat Update

Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro 'Tango Smartphone' Won't Get Android Nougat Update

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Lenovo Support page has confirmed that the company will be not be rolling out a Nougat update for the entire Phab series.

WhatsApp Android beta versions bring UPI payment options and photo filters

WhatsApp Android beta versions bring UPI payment options and photo filters

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WhatsApp, the most popular and widely used messaging platform has been getting a bunch of new features on a consistent basis via frequent updates. A few months back, there were reports tipping that WhatsApp will receive the ability to

Android creator's startup raises $300m, first smartphone due soon

Android creator's startup raises $300m, first smartphone due soon

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Essential Products, the smartphone startup founded by a co-creator of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $ More...

Amazon is now an investor in Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone

Amazon is now an investor in Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone

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EA Kills Off FIFA for Windows Phones, Says iPhone, Android the Only Ways to Go

EA Kills Off FIFA for Windows Phones, Says iPhone, Android the Only Ways to Go

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Windows phones are losing yet another important app, as Electronic Arts has announced that FIFA Mobile would be pulled from Microsoft’s mobile platform on November 7 this year.

T-Mobile announces Revvl, a rebadged Android smartphone on a budget

T-Mobile announces Revvl, a rebadged Android smartphone on a budget

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T-Mobile is getting into the branded smartphone business. The nation’s third largest wireless provider on Wednesday announced the first T-Mobile Revvl, a budget-minded Android smartphone that goes on sale August 10.

Amazon joins major Asian backers of Android creator’s new phone

Amazon joins major Asian backers of Android creator’s new phone

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BEIJING, Aug 10 — Amazon.com Inc has joined Tencent Holdings Ltd and the main assembler of iPhones in backing Essential Products Inc, the startup co-founded by Android-creator Andy Rubin that’s getting ready to sell a new smartphone....

WhatsApp’s UPI payments option spotted in beta version of Android: Report

WhatsApp’s UPI payments option spotted in beta version of Android: Report

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Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro Tango phone won't be updated beyond Android 6.0

Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro Tango phone won't be updated beyond Android 6.0

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When the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro launched last year, there was a lot of excitement about the device because it was the first consumer Google Tango phone. Unfortunately, we’ve now got some bad news for anyone that bought that device.

Android Creator's Firm Raises $300 Million From Amazon, Tencent, Others

Android Creator's Firm Raises $300 Million From Amazon, Tencent, Others

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The $699 Essential Phone, with a titanium and ceramic case, will compete directly against new devices from Samsung and Apple this holiday season.

Android creator's startup raises US$300mil, first smartphone due soon

Android creator's startup raises US$300mil, first smartphone due soon

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Essential Products, the smartphone startup founded by a co-creator of the Android mobile operating system, has raised US$300mil (RM1.2bil) in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device.

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