Android Creator Working on "Essential" Phone

Andy Rubin is the creator of the Android operating system and since his leave from Google a couple years back, he has been working hard on other projects. Now we know what he's been up to. It seems that Andy is about ready to bring into light his new "Essential" smartphone that aims to be the center of an AI-infused future. AI and machine learning are making huge steps to "make our lives better" (or take over  the world), and now you can fit all that evil power in your pocket... or glorious power - if you prefer serving our robot overlords. It might not be as grim as that, so view the optimistic details below.

The centerpiece of the system is a high-end smartphone with a large edge-to-edge screen that lacks a surrounding bezel. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January, Rubin discussed the smartphone with mobile carrier executives, including some from Sprint Corp., people familiar with the talks said.

Source: Bloomberg