Android co-founder Andy Rubin is shutting down his startup called ‘Essential.’ Essential is just 3-years old and released only two products- “the Essential Phone” and an email app. The phone received a very negative rating and sold very poorly. The company later announced the successor of it but later it canceled it.
The company said that the smartphone will continue to be operational but it won’t provide any updates or customer support. The email app will stop working after April 20, 2020.
“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”, the company wrote in a blog.
Rubin found the Essential after leaving Google in 2014. He is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Andry Rubin is the co-founder of the Android operating system that was later bought by Google in 2005.