Android creator’s Essential Phone will fight iPhone worldwide

The Essential Phone, built by Android creator Andy Rubin, will do battle against the iPhone in new markets around the world. For now, the device is only available to those in the U.S. — but Essential is already in talks with carriers in the U.K., Europe, and Japan as it looks to expand its reach.

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Google’s answer to 3D Touch is destined to fail

Google’s next-generation Pixel smartphones will finally give pure Android lovers an alternative to the iPhone’s 3D Touch. But it won’t be anywhere near as good. Instead of using pressure-sensitive displays like Apple, the company is said to be ripping off the new HTC U11’s squeezable edges. That’s right — the HTC U11 has a body

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