Andy Rubin, The Essential Phone, is the first smartphone to ship with the notch. It's not exactly a huge success in the marketplace, and the company's had a bit of a harsh year … I've got it! "Essential from offering timely software and security updates – my Wife's Essential PH-1 often gets Android updates before my Pixel 2.
Anyway, it looks like Essential is ready to move on to new things – the company has discontinued the Essential PH-1, but the company is not throwing in the towel just yet – Essential has released a statement promising
Earlier today Droid Life has noted that the Essential Phone is out of stock at most other stores. Now Android Police and 9to5Google have restocked
The company says "we are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue
Rumor has been developing a phone that uses it, but it's unclear if that's the "next mobile product "
Meanwhile, Essential has recently been released on a third of its workforce, which is bound to have an impact on the company's operations moving forward ]