It has been quiet on the Essential Phone front in recent weeks, but Andy Rubin just pinged those of us who put our name down for a reservation to tell us that we’re getting there. Well, specifically he said that the phone is “now going through certification and testing with multiple US and international carriers,” and that it should be here within a “few weeks.”
That sounds like a lot of work, if I’m being honest. Ask Saygus! OK, that’s probably not a fair comparison. This is Andy Rubin and a team of guys who have done stuff like this before, not some random guys out of Utah who have never launched a product in their lives.
Also, this news matches up to Essential’s COO claiming the launch is “imminent” earlier in the week.
Here is the note from Rubin:
I personally wanted to thank you for putting your name down for our first phone. We’ve been hard at work getting everything ready and the good news is that we’re now going through certification and testing with multiple US and international carriers.
You might be getting impatient to get your hands on your new Essential Phone (and I’m also impatient to get it to you!) but rest assured that you will have a device in your hands in a few weeks.
In the meantime, give us a shout out using #thisisessential to show the team that sweating the details and working long hours to get this device shipped is worth it.