Android Creator Andy Rubin Is Making AI Powered Smartphone To Beat Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel

It’s been a while since we heard from Andy Rubin, co-creator of Android (the most widely used smartphone operating system in the world) since he left Google in 2014. Along with Steve Jobs, one can argue that Andy Rubin helped shape the modern smartphone industry. And now he wants to make another mark.

Through his company Essential Products, Andy Rubin is aiming to re-enter the smartphone market with a
device set for launch by mid-2017 -- the Essential FIH-PM1. The high-end smartphone will reportedly sport a large edge-to-edge display without a surrounding bezel, according to Bloomberg.

According to leaked benchmarks of the upcoming Essential FIH-PM1 smartphone, it will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip clocked at 1.9GHz -- similar to the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone. The Andy Rubin Essential FIH-PM1 smartphone is also expected to feature 4 gigs of RAM and other features expected off a high-end, premium smartphone which can topple the likes of Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL.

Andy Rubin, of course, is no stranger to AI, and he plans to incorporate AI and machine learning into the Essential Products’ smartphone launching later this year. He’s been building a small but robust team of 40-odd smartphone design and engineering experts at Essential Products, ex-Google and ex-Apple brains to help him realise his dream.

Will the new Essential FIH-PM1 be based off Android 7.0 Nougat? Early leaked reports suggest as much that the upcoming Essential Products’ high-end smartphone will be based on some form of Android OS, but we’ll have to wait and see the final build. It’d be prudent to side with Google’s Android to help boost Andy Rubin’s smartphone’s oveall appeal.

The upcoming Essential FIH-PM1 smartphone, which will sport a larger screen than Apple iPhone 7 Plus and be priced around US $749 (approximately around Rs 51,000), will also have a 360-degree external camera attachment, according to people familiar with the phone’s development.