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Android creator is said to build AI phone that texts for you

Essential is reportedly working on a 'new kind of phone' with a mind of its own Essential's Next Phone Reportedly Different Than Any Other
Emmett Howard | 12 October, 2018, 21:14

It reportedly has a small screen, but will mainly be operated through voice commands.

Insiders told Bloomberg that the new phone would book appointments, respond to emails and send texts on its own, and be primarily controlled using voice commands.

Would you look at an AI focused Essential phone? The device could still be used a standard mobile phone to make calls.

According to a report that surfaced this morning, Andy Rubin - the creator of Android - and his company Essential Products Inc., is working on a new kind of smartphone. Sales of an earlier phone were disappointing, and the company is abandoning the effort partly because the product is too similar to others on the market. A spokeswoman for Essential declined to comment. Also, Gmail offers automated replies, and the Pixel 3 will be the first phone to support Gmail's Smart Compose, the feature that offers written suggestions as you type your response.

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In an interview with Bloomberg a year ago, Rubin suggested a benevolent incentive for embarking on a project along these lines.

CEO Andy Rubin, who created Android, told Bloomberg previous year that he longed for a phone that'd be "a virtual version of you", so that you could be "off enjoying your life, having that dinner" without touching your phone. It might also help in solving "part of the (smartphone) addictive behavior". Just imagine a smartphone with artificial intelligence that can do any of your most common daily practices. As a result, Essential expects to market the product as a complement to people's smartphones or as a phone for those who want to spend less time tethered to their screens.

There is still a lot that we do not know about the upcoming Essential Phone and we do not even know how far along the company is when it comes to development. The first prototype will be ready by the end of the year, and will show it at CES 2019, which will be held in January.

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